Link to the Livestreaming of the Lubanga Appeal Hearing at the ICC today

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Katharine Fortin

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

The links for the livestreaming of the Thomas Lubanga Dyilo appeals hearing which is being held today and tomorrow before the ICC can be found here (English) and here (French). The hearing is being held to allow the parties and participants to orally address the Appeals Chamber and for the Judges to hear the testimony of two additional witnesses.?

?The Appeals Chamber is composed of Judge Erkki Kourula (Presiding Judge in this appeal), Judge Sang-Hyun Song, Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng, Judge Anita Ušacka, and Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova.

Background: The Trial Chamber rendered the conviction decision in the Lubanga case on 14 March 2012. It was subsequently appealed by the Defence. The decision sentencing Mr Lubanga to 14 years imprisonment was rendered on 10 July 2012 and subsequently appealed by the Defence and the Office of the Prosecutor. Following the two-day hearing, the Judges will make their decision on these appeals in due course.

 

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