On Thursday, May 6, 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued its sentence in the case against Dominic Ongwen. As reported earlier by ILIB, Ongwen was convicted of 61 crimes against humanity and war crimes for acts committed in Northern Uganda between July 2002 and December 2005. The ICC sentenced Ongwen to 25 years of imprisonment, less the time spent in detention from January 4, 2015, to May 6, 2021. In the sentencing decision, the ICC recalled that it is required to "take into account, inter alia, 'the individual circumstances of the convicted person'," which in Ongwen's case, was the fact of his abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army as a child, which the Court felt was "a significant consideration" that must be considered in the Court's balancing of relevant factors. The full 139-page sentencing decision is available here, and a press release from the Court is here.