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Children, not soldiers

Despite a growing number of prosecutions at the ICC and the launch of a new UN campaign, the brutal crime of using of children as soldiers continues in armed conflicts around the world. This Red Hand Day, we call on … Continue reading

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Age of child soldiers at center of final Lubanga appeal hearings

The age of child soldiers under the command of convicted Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga was at the center of the case’s final appeal hearings before the ICC this week.

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Justice for children in conflict through the ICC

From Syria to the Central African Republic, war has many victims. But it is children that often suffer most. A reported one billion under 18 lived in conflict areas over the past two decades, with many of these forced to … Continue reading

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Qualified welcome for ICC’s Katanga conviction

The ICC conviction of Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga earlier this month has been broadly welcomed as an important step forward for justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, the judges’ decision to find him guilty as an accessory … Continue reading

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