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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found Thomas Lubanga, the Congolese rebel leader, guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers during the final years of the Democratic Republic of Congo's 1998-2003 war.

"This verdict will be seen as one the most important advances in international criminal law in all of history. This is new system of international criminal justice that is starting to make an impact on middle-sized democracies and soon other countries will have to opt to join the ICC - but not on the basis of exceptionalism but with equalness. "
William Pace, convenor of the Coalition for the ICC

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