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DR Congo: Q&A on the First Verdict at the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will issue its first verdict on March 14, 2012, in the case of Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Dyilo was the first person arrested and transferred to The Hague to be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He has been charged with the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under age 15 as soldiers and using them as active participants in hostilities in 2002-2003. I.       The Lubanga case 1.      Who is Thomas Lubanga and what are the…

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