Repairing and Reparations: Buying Victims’ Silence in the DRC?

Save Humanity n Save The World

Justice in Conflict

Mattia Cacciatori joins JiC for this post on the challenges of providing effective and appropriate reparations from the International Criminal Court. Mattia is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bath, focusing on the role of superpowers in the administration of Transitional Justice.

(Photo: PressTV) (Photo: PressTV)

In 2012, the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Thomas Dyilo Lubanga guilty of conscripting children under the age of fifteen to fight for his Congolese Patriotic Union. His troops were also implicated in pillaging, torture, and ethnic massacres. Lubanga’s trial was historic and the first in the ICC’s history to be completed. But the verdict also posed a new challenge for the ICC and the project of international criminal justice: how to pay reparations to the victims and survivors of Lubanga’s crimes.

Earlier this month, the Appeals Chambers of the ICC issued its ruling on reparations in the Lubanga case. Specifically, the Appeals Chamber instructed…

View original post 1,034 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s