Congolese Warlord Convicted of War Crimes with the Help of ABA ROLI

Mireille Kahatwa Amani and Anna Khalfaoui
For the first time, a court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo convicted an individual for conscripting and using child soldiers.

For the first time, a court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo convicted an individual for conscripting and using child soldiers.

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Last month, after years of efforts, the warlord Marcel Habarugira Rangira, lieutenant colonel of the Congolese armed forces, was convicted of war crimes before a military tribunal in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mireille Kahatwa Amani was one of the chief attorneys from the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) who worked to convict him. 

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