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ICC Orders Reparation Review in Ex-Congolese Warlord Case

Last year the Hague-based court awarded $30 million in reparations.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday ordered the review of a $30 million reparation package for victims of DR Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda, citing several errors in the Trial Chamber’s decision.

Last year the Hague-based court awarded $30 million in reparations including for victims of crimes by child soldiers, rape, and sexual slavery.

But judges of the appeals chamber agreed with Ntaganda’s lawyers on several points on appeal — including the fact the Trial Chamber did not make any appropriate determination in relation to the number of potentially eligible or actual victims and failed to provide an appropriate calculation, or set out sufficient reasoning, for the amount of the monetary award against Ntaganda.

Nicknamed “Terminator” for his crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the early 2000s, Bosco Ntaganda was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In 2019, The ICC Trial Chamber VI found him guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, eastern DRC, from 2002-2003.

The Appeals Chamber decided to remand several issues for the Trial Chamber to issue a new reparations order.

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