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ICC to hold first public hearings into war crimes reparations

The International Criminal Court announced Friday it will hold its first ever public hearings into awarding reparations to the victims of war crimes, focusing on child soldiers recruited by a Congolese warlord. Former warlord Thomas Lubanga was the first person to be convicted by the tribunal, found guilty of abducting children as young as 11 and forcing them to fight in a bloody war in a gold-rich region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 2002-2003.
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