Congolese Warlord Sentenced for War Crimes

International Criminal Court judges have sentenced Thomas Lubanga for conscripting and recruiting children under the age of 15 years and using them in armed conflict. But they lashed out at former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo for failing to include sexual violence charges in the trial.


  • Congo-Kinshasa:  International Criminal Court Hands Down First Jail Term

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 10 July 2012

    Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday handed down their first-ever sentence: 14 years to Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga for enlisting and using child ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Judges Say Warlord Cooperated During Trial

    Lubanga Trial Website, 10 July 2012

    Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga was today handed a 14-year jail sentence by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges over the use of child soldiers. The six years he has ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  International Criminal Court Sentences Former Congolese Warlord to 14 Years in Prison

    UN News Service, 10 July 2012

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a former Congolese warlord, to 14 years of imprisonment for his involvement in child soldier ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Warlord's Sentencing Is 'Historic', Says Amnesty

    Amnesty International, 10 July 2012

    The first ever sentence handed down by the International Criminal Court saw Thomas Lubanga Dyilo given 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers in armed conflict. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Hague Court Jails Warlord for Recruiting Child Soldiers

    International Criminal Court, 10 July 2012

    Today, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to a total period of 14 years of imprisonment. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Judgment Against Convicted Warlord Explained

    Lubanga Trial Website, 26 June 2012

    The following commentary first ran in a Special Issue of the Legal Eye on the ICC, a regular eLetter produced by the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, an international ... read more »


Thomas Lubanga Dyilo and his Duty Counsel, Mr Jean Flamme (Belgium) at the International Criminal Court. (file photo)