ICC Setback

The first trial before the International Criminal Court was supposed to start next Monday June 23. Last week just as I was arranging interviews for a preview of the trial and description of the case against Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, an ICC press release landed in my Inbox announcing the trial had been postponed.  Now it looks as if it may not happen at all. It seems the prosecution has improperly withheld information from the defense.  Here’s the BBC story and a Reuters dispatch.  A hearing has been scheduled for June 24 to decide what to do next.

 

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