Second ICC trial resumes

The trial of Germain Katanga and Matthieu Ngdolo Chui resumed today at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.  This is the second ICC case to proceed to trial.  Katanga and Chui are charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity as part of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  They are charged specifically with an attack on the Bagoro village.

War crimes include attacks by armed combatants on civilians, targeting civilians rather than other combatants is a focus of current war crimes prosecutions.  The Katanga and Chui trial was delayed in December when one of the three judges was injured in a car accident.  The court’s press release on the resumption is available here.

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