Dominic Ongwen: how the case of a former child soldier exposed weaknesses in international criminal law

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Abstract

Guilt and innocence are rarely clear-cut, even in the most heinous of crimes. The recent appeal of Dominic Ongwen, former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), shines a light on the complexity of defence in international criminal law.

In December, the International Criminal Court (ICC) refused Ongwen’s appeal, cementing his conviction and 25-year prison sentence for numerous charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2023

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