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“Lubanga Trial Transformed by Victims”

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In an article on the Institute for War and Peace Reporting website (IWPR), Rachel Irwin reports that the Lubanga trial at the ICC has been transformed by victim participation, a unique feature of the ICC.

She reports that their most significant contribution so far was the application by victims’ lawyers to add charges of sexual slavery and cruel and inhumane treatment to the indictment, just as the prosecution prepared to close its case this spring.

The article is available on the IWPR website here – http://www.iwpr.net/?p=acr&s=f&o=355616&apc_state=henpacr

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