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The ICC agrees: Children, not soldiers

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#GlobalJustice Weekly - Rape, sexual enslavement of child soldiers charges stand in ICC trial

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With Ntaganda decision, will ICC build clarity around sexual and gender-based crimes?

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“Only justice could make us feel alive again” – Week one of the Ongwen ICC trial

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Sudan

Although Sudan is not a party to the Rome Statute, Darfur fell under ICC jurisdiction in March 2005 after the UN Security Council referred the situation to the ICC prosecutor. The investigation has led to five ICC cases and heightened tensions.
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Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

In the first ICC trial, DRC rebel Thomas Lubanga was convicted in March 2012 of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under 15 and using them in hostilities. Confirmed upon appeal. Sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. Reparations pending.
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Democratic Republic of Congo

The conflict in the DRC is one of the world's deadliest since World War II. The ICC's first ever investigation opened in 2004 and has focused on the leaders of several armed militia and rebel groups suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Children, not soldiers

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Age of child soldiers at center of final Lubanga appeal hearings

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Justice for children in conflict through the ICC

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