International Law in Brief
ICC Sentences Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years' imprisonment
By: Justine N. Stefanelli | November 11, 2019 - 11:33am
On November 7, 2019, the International Criminal Court's Trial Chamber VI sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in prison in connection with his July 8, 2019, conviction of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 2002 and 2003. According to a press release from the Court, the Chamber imposed a specific sentence for each of Ntaganda's crimes. However, because the conditions for imposing a life sentence were not met, the Chamber could only impose a total of 30 years' imprisonment, in accordance with the Rome Statute. His nearly six years spent in detention to date will be counted toward the 30 years. He has 30 days to appeal the Sentencing Judgment.