Thomas Lubanga sentenced to 14 years by International Criminal Court
Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga has been sentenced to 14 years by the International Criminal Court for recruiting and using child soldiers in 2002-03. Lubanga has already served six years in jail and so he will only be incarcerated for a further eight. He was the first person to be convicted by the ICC since it was founded a decade ago.
Like many observers, we were hoping for a much longer sentence. The ICC's Chief Prosecutor had pressed for a 30 year sentence.
For our reaction - see our blog piece: The Thomas Lubanga Trial - dangerous for children'