Congolese Warlord Thomas Lubanga Sentenced by the ICC

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Ten years after its founding, the International Criminal Court at The Hague has sentenced its first defendant. Like all those now facing trial, he's from Africa. Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for recruiting and using child soldiers in his rebel army in 2002 and 2003. But can the court do its job without more support from major nations, including Russia, China, India and the United States? Paul Seils, who worked in the Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Court and took part in putting together the case against Lubanga, is now Vice President of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

Credits

Guest:
Paul Seils - International Center for Transitional Justice - @theictj

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper, Caitlin Shamberg