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Landmark ICC verdict over use of child soldiers

Headline Title:  Landmark ICC verdict over use of child soldiers 14 March 2012 The conviction of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the leader of a Congolese armed group, for using children in armed conflict shows the International Criminal Court (ICC) can bring the world’s worst offenders to justice for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Amnesty International said. A Trial Chamber made up of three judges delivered the ICC’s first-ever verdict on Wednesday against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for the war crime of enlisting and conscripting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour…

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