ICC on Lubanga case: Trial Chamber I to hear submissions for sentencing on 13 June
Posted by African Press International on April 27, 2012
Situation: The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Case: The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo
On 24 April 2012, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order fixing the date to hear oral submissions for sentencing in the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. The hearing is scheduled to start on 13 June 2012.
The Prosecution and the legal representatives of victims are instructed by the Chamber to file submissions by 14 May 2012 on the relevant evidence presented during trial that may be applicable to the sentence, along with their views as to the sentence to be imposed on the convicted person taking into consideration, inter alia, any specific aggravating and mitigating factors. The Defence is instructed to respond and to file submissions on the sentence to be imposed on Mr Lubanga by 28 May 2012. In addition, the Defence is to notify the Chamber as to whether it will seek authorisation to present new evidence during the sentencing hearing.
At the 13 June 2012 hearing, the order of the oral submissions on sentence will be: the Prosecution, the participating victims, and then the Defence.
The verdict in this case was rendered on 14 March 2012. Mr Lubanga Dyilo was found guilty of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate in hostilities.