Bosco Ntaganda ICC Judgment
On July 8, 2019, Trial Chamber VI at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver a judgment in the trial of former Congolese militia leader and army general Bosco Ntaganda. Ntaganda, who has been on trial at the ICC since September 2015, is facing 18 counts of war crimes and counts against humanity. This is the highest number of charges in any trial to reach the judgment stage at the ICC.
The prosecution alleges that Ntaganda was a direct perpetrator in murder and gave direct orders to rape, among other serious crimes. The defense denies all charges and claims that Ntaganda was a peacemaker.