The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda on the ICC
(OSF) – On September 2, 2015, the trial of Bosco Ntaganda is about to start on the ICC in The Hague. The previous insurgent militia commander is charged with warfare crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity dedicated throughout the battle in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2002 and 2003. This paper summarizes the historic and authorized background to the trial.
Ntaganda is charged with the warfare crimes of homicide and tried homicide, attacking civilians, rape, sexual slavery of civilians, pillaging, displacement of civilians, attacking protected objects, destroying the enemy’s property, rape and sexual slavery of kid troopers, and enlisting and conscripting baby troopers below the age of 15 years and utilizing them to take part actively in hostilities. Ntaganda can be charged with the crimes in opposition to humanity of homicide and tried homicide, rape, sexual slavery, persecution, and forcible switch of inhabitants.