Ntaganda Case

The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda

ICC-01/04-02/06
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In ICC custody

Bosco Ntaganda

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and commander of operations of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (FPLC). Arrest warrants: 22 August 2006 - unsealed on 28 April 2008; second warrant: 13 July 2012

Charges: 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in 2002-2003 in the Ituri district of the DRC. Declared guilty on 8 July 2019.

  • On 8 July 2019, ICC Trial Chamber VI found Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, DRC, in 2002-2003. On 7 November 2019, Bosco Ntaganda was sentenced to a total of 30 years of imprisonment. The time he spent in ICC detention - from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 - will be deducted from this sentence.

    On 30 March 2021, the ICC Appeals Chamber confirmed the conviction and the sentence in this case. These two decisions are now final.

    Next steps: On 8 March 2021, Trial Chamber VI delivered its Order on Reparations to victims against Mr Ntaganda, to be made through the Trust Fund for Victims. The Trust Fund was ordered to design an implementation plan on the basis of the identified modalities of reparations, in consultation with the victims, and to submit it to the Chamber.  

    Mr Ntaganda will remain in the ICC detention center in The Hague (The Netherlands) until the ICC Presidency determines in which country he will serve his sentence.

Trial Chamber II

Judge Chang-ho Chung (President Judge)
Judge Péter Kovács
Judge Socorro Flores Liera

Office of the Prosecutor

Karim A. A. Khan, Prosecutor
Helen Brady

Defence

​Stéphane Bourgon
Kate Gibson 

Legal Representatives of the Victims

​Sarah Pellet
Dmytro Suprun