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Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; International Criminal Court: Accusations Connected with Child Soldiers

(May 2, 2008) Thomas Lubanga Dyilo will be tried in June 2008 by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is accused of recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is seen by the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, as "a crucial step in […]

International Criminal Court; Madagascar: International Criminal Court Statute Ratified

(Apr. 2, 2008) On March 14, 2008, Madagascar deposited its instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute, the instrument that establishes the International Criminal Court, with that court in The Hague. It will enter into force for the country on June 1, 2008. On that date, there will be 106 nations that participate in the […]

International Criminal Court; Kenya: Opposition Files Case Against Government

(Mar. 2, 2008) The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), the Kenyan opposition party, filed a case against the Kenyan government before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, over the government's "mishandling of the protests" following the December 2007 election results. The ODM accuses the Kenyan police of adopting a "shoot to kill policy" […]