The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed its earlier decision to suspend the trial of a Congolese rebel leader accused of recruiting child soldiers to serve in his militia, but ordered that he remain in detention pending another hearing. In a ruling issued in The Hague, the ICC’s five-member appeals chamber unanimously dismissed an appeal by prosecutors against the trial chamber’s decision in June to stay the proceedings against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. But a majority of the appeals chamber reversed an earlier ruling regarding Lubanga’s release and ordered that the trial chamber hold a new hearing. (UN News Service)

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