Trial Reports: Lubanga Trial

Thomas Lubanga was the first person to be indicted by the International Criminal Court. He was charged and convicted of the war crimes of conscripting, enlisting and using  child soldiers during the 1999-2007 Ituri conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in which the Union of Congolese Patriots, which he founded, was involved. The Ituri conflict was a part of a larger war going on in DR Congo at the time. The UPC took control of a gold-rich area of the Ituri region. The UPC have also been accused of other war crimes by Human Rights Watch, such as rape, mutilation and ethnic cleansing, but was solely tried for the child soldiers. In 2004 the DR Congolese government referred the case to the ICC. One other individual, Germain Katanga, is awaiting judgment in his trial for other crimes in the Ituri conflict for another group, and another, Bosco Ntaganda, another individual involved in the UPC, is awaiting his confirmation of charges hearing at the ICC.

ICC Makes Progress on Reparations for Victims in Lubanga Case

27 Oct 2016
On October 21, 2016, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) approved and gave the Trust Fund for Victims (Trust Fund) the go-ahead to implement its plan on symbolic collective reparations in relation to the Thomas Lubanga case.

La CPI fait des progrès sur les réparations versées aux victimes dans l’affaire Lubanga

27 Oct 2016
Le 21 octobre 2016, la Chambre de première instance II de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a approuvé et donné au Fonds au profit des victimes le feu vert pour mettre en œuvre son plan sur les réparations collectives symboliques dans l’affaire Thomas Lubanga.

Reparations Plan for Lubanga Victims Takes Shape

14 Oct 2016
The plan for making reparations to victims of Thomas Lubanga’s use of hundreds of child soldiers in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo a decade and a half ago is nearing completion. The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) will spend €1 million (US $1.1 million) over three years to support affected communities and individuals in eastern Congo.

Reparations Plan for Lubanga Victims Takes Shape

14 Oct 2016
The plan for making reparations to victims of Thomas Lubanga’s use of hundreds of child soldiers in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo a decade and a half ago is nearing completion. The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) will spend €1 million (US $1.1 million) over three years to support affected communities and individuals in eastern Congo.

Quelques Considerations Critiques sur les Reparations au Profit des Victimes dans l’Affaire contre Thomas Lubanga a la CPI

19 Sep 2016
Cet article est écrit par le professeur Serge Makaya, Docteur en droit, Université Aix-Marseille, Professeur des universités (Université de Kinshasa, Université Protestante au Congo, Université Catholique du Congo), Avocat, Président du centre national de recherche sur la justice transitionnelle, plusieurs fois conseiller juridique au ministère  de la justice et droits humains. Les vues exp

Quelques Considerations Critiques sur les Reparations au Profit des Victimes dans l’Affaire contre Thomas Lubanga a la CPI

19 Sep 2016
Cet article est écrit par le professeur Serge Makaya, Docteur en droit, Université Aix-Marseille, Professeur des universités (Université de Kinshasa, Université Protestante au Congo, Université Catholique du Congo), Avocat, Président du centre national de recherche sur la justice transitionnelle, plusieurs fois conseiller juridique au ministère  de la justice et droits humains. Les vues exp

Critical Considerations Regarding Reparations in the Thomas Lubanga Case at the ICC

19 Sep 2016
This article is written by Professor Serge Makaya, a professor of law at the University of Kinshasa, Protestant University of Congo, and Catholic University of Congo. Professor Makaya is a lawyer, president of the National Research Center on Transitional Justice, and has served as a legal adviser to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Critical Considerations Regarding Reparations in the Thomas Lubanga Case at the ICC

19 Sep 2016
This article is written by Professor Serge Makaya, a professor of law at the University of Kinshasa, Protestant University of Congo, and Catholic University of Congo. Professor Makaya is a lawyer, president of the National Research Center on Transitional Justice, and has served as a legal adviser to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Waiting, Waiting, and More Waiting for Reparations in the Lubanga Case

18 Feb 2016
Gaelle Carayon is the Post Conflict Policy Advisor at REDRESS. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Open Society Justice Initiative.  

Waiting, Waiting, and More Waiting for Reparations in the Lubanga Case

18 Feb 2016
Gaelle Carayon is the Post Conflict Policy Advisor at REDRESS. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Open Society Justice Initiative.