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Thomas Lubanga: From prison to PhD?

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:02

In a post for Justice Hub last week, Mark Kersten asked whether perpetrators or alleged perpetrators of mass atrocities should pursue PhDs. After presenting his arguments for and against, Mark concluded that the "pursuit of higher education may leave a bitter taste in the mouths of some. But given all of the options and the ever-present risk of war criminals returning to their old habits, encouraging them to pursue an education may be a least-worst option."

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Kevin Jon Heller

I just want to make readers understand what I am arguing. My point is about the law -- that once a convicted defendant has served his sentence, he should not be subjected to any more state-sanctioned punishment. At that point, unless trials mean nothing, his debt to the international community has been paid and he should be free to pursue his life the best he can. That does not mean that private organizations (such as employers) and perhaps even public ones (such as state-run universities) cannot take his past into account when allocating scarce resources (such as jobs or PhD fellowships). So on that point I do not disagree with Barrie or Mark. But, that said, I would hope a university would give someone like Lubanga a chance, if they were convinced of his sincerity. As I said in my post, he could add a great deal to our knowledge of how ethnic violence is generated. He's welcome to do a PhD with me at SOAS...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 14:00
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Should War Crime Perpetrators Pursue Doctorates?

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:21

The first-ever individual convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) has asked judges at The Hague-based Court to grant him early release so that he can pursue a PhD.

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Early release for Thomas Lubanga?

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 12:12

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will hear arguments on August 21 about whether to grant Thomas Lubanga early release from imprisonment.

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Justice for Victims in Lubanga case?

ICC Appeals Chamber orders Thomas Lubanga to pay reparations
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 16:53

On 3 March 2015, the International Criminal Court released its long-awaited reparations appeal decision in the Lubanga case.

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Lubanga: broke but liable

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 17:50

The ICC’s first convicted war criminal, Thomas Lubanga, hasn’t got a penny. But an appeals judge ruled today that the Congolese ex-warlord is liable. Justice Hub spoke to ICC victims representative Paolina Massidda after the ruling.

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Q & A: Reparations and Thomas Lubanga

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 15:14

On Tuesday, the International Criminal Court will deliver its reparations judgment in the case against Thomas Lubanga.

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Thank you Justice Hub for your efforts. Nevertheless, it is very lengthy piece and not really clear, what is this exactly about? Is this about tort claims, transitional justice, state responsibility or reparations, or is it a melange of all of these? The best place to resort to concerning the explanation of reparation's concept (though it is between states, and sometimes could be states on behalf of their nationals) is the jurisprudence of the ICJ and its predecessor PCIJ. I would urge the authors to look up (Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations 1949) for an insight approach concerning the concept of reparations.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 21:49
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You Q, We A: Child Soldiers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:41

What is a child in international law? If someone has been forced to kill when they are between seven and thirteen years old – can they be held responsible? That was Your question. Justice Hub found the answer.

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Thank you justice hub for this informative q and a. I like the definitions you provided and the articles of the Rome Statute. It was a very pleasant surprise to me that Rome Statute has incorporated CRC definitions and reflected them in its provisons. It is a great job that the ICC criminalize the acts of conscripting children in armed conflicts, and your answers are of a great value, it helped me in my human rights law assignment. I went directly to the main legal sources you have provided and it made it easier for me to finish my assignment.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 21:24
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The highlights of 2014: Lubanga

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 11:34

An historic moment at the International Criminal Court: on 1 December, the very first appeal judgement of the ICC took place in The Hague.

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ICC upholds sentence for Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga

Thomas Lubanga consulting with a lawyer at the ICC
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:39

The ICC has upheld Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga's conviction for using child soldiers in his rebel army, handing down its first-ever appeals verdict.

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8 things you need to know about Thomas Lubanga

Thomas Lubanga
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:53

The International Criminal Court will on Monday issue its first ever appeals verdict, against former Congolese militia commander Thomas Lubanga who was jailed for 14 years in 2012 for using child soldiers in his rebel army.

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With all respect, are you a branche of the ICC? There are current events in the big world happening right now and related to international justice, as your website is saying it is,however, I miss these topics completely here. I only can discuss about ICC and ICC and nothing more! What about children rights , terrorism, refugees, ICJ topics , Warzones etc, but nothing about that. This seems to be an African and an ICC blog only, so it is not really intresting to read the same repeated topics and certainly nothing to discuss about.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:33
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