Daily Archives: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shifting Narratives: Ongwen and Lubanga on the Effects of Child Soldiering

Justice in Conflict

JiC is thrilled to welcome Mark A. Drumbl for this penultimate post in our symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of former child soldiers. Mark is the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law & Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington & Lee School of Law. To read the other contributions to the symposium, see here.

Dominic Ongwen during pre-trial proceedings at the International Criminal Court (Photo: ICC) Dominic Ongwen during pre-trial proceedings at the International Criminal Court (Photo: ICC)

On March 23, 2016, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) II issued its decision confirming charges against Dominic Ongwen. PTC II confirmed many charges, including for sexual and gender-based crimes. Ongwen will be tried for some crimes that he had himself endured. These include the war crime of cruel treatment, conscription and use as a child soldier, and the crime against humanity of enslavement.

Ongwen was abducted into the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) at the age of 9 while walking…

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#ArchivesRock on International Archives Day 2016

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Zeeuws Archief_nl-mdbza_296-988_kzwg-zi-iii_rederijkers_middelburg_1785 Parade of ‘Rederijkers’ making music in Middelburg (province Zeeland, The Netherlands). Engraving by Daniël Veelwaard and Jan Arends, ca 1784/1785. Zeeuws Archief/Zeeland Archives, Zeeuws Genootschap, Zelandia Illustrata, dl III, nr 988.

Let’s celebrate June 9

International Archives Day 2016 #IAD16 is coming up! Like every year Follow An Archive and Ask Archivists organize a celebration event on Twitter.
With the celebration event we join the June 9 theme ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship‘ of the International Council on Archives (ICA).
The theme of the annual Twitter event will be #archivesrock. It’s about music in archives.

Archives rock

Music makes a perfect match with the ICA theme ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship’!
Remember the song ‘Ebony and Ivory’, a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder?
“Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony | Side by side on my piano…”.
It contains music and lyrics worth to…

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Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 04/20/2016

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 04/20/2016

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