|Thomas Lubanga Dyilo at his sentencing hearing on July 10, 2012. Photo: ICC-CPI/Jerry Lampen.|
By Stephanie Kammer
The Lubanga case is a major step in the history of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is the first person to be tried, and also convicted, by the ICC. Future ICC judges will look to the Lubanga case to guide them in their decisions, and people outside of the Court will look to the trial to assess how the Court functions and how well it works toward ending impunity for the world’s most serious crimes.
Read more in Deconstructing Lubanga, the ICC's First Case: The Trial and Conviction of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo and the accompanying Questions & Answers.