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Reparation/Compensation stage

At the end of a trial, the Trial Chamber may order a convicted person to pay compensation to the victims of the crimes of which the person was found guilty. Reparations may include monetary compensation, return of property, rehabilitation or symbolic measures such as apologies or memorials.

The Court may award reparations on an individual or collective basis, whichever is, in its opinion, the most appropriate for the victims in the particular case. An advantage of collective reparations is that they provide relief to an entire community and help its members to rebuild their lives, such as the building of victim services centres or the taking of symbolic measures. Furthermore, States Parties to the Rome Statute have established a Trust Fund for Victims of crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC and for their families in order to raise the funds necessary to comply with an order for reparations made by the Court if the convicted person does not have sufficient resources to do so.

Found guilty, sentenced to 9 years

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Al Mahdi case: "In the Courtroom" programme , 17 August 2017 (Reparations Order)

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Mr Al Mahdi’s apology

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Found guilty, on 7 March 2014, as an accessory to one count of a crime against humanity (murder) and four counts of war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging) committed on 24 February 2003 during the attack on the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri district of the DRC. The judgment is final, as both the Defence and Prosecution withdrew their appeals on 25 June 2014. Sentenced to a total of 12 years' imprisonment; time spent in detention at the ICC – between 18 September 2007 and 23 May 2014 – was deducted from the sentence.

Order on victim reparations : 24 March 2017

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Germain Katanga, reparations decision - summary

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Germain Katanga, reparations decision - the entire proceedings

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Found guilty, on 14 March 2012, of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities (child soldiers). Sentenced, on 10 July 2012, to a total of 14 years of imprisonment. Verdict and sentence confirmed by Appeals Chamber on 1 December 2014. On 19 December 2015, Mr Lubanga was transferred to a prison facility in the DRC to serve his sentence of imprisonment. The reparations proceedings started on 7 August 2012.

Next steps: Hearings and decision on victim reparations

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Preliminary examinations

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Situations under investigation

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