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18 April 2011

Scotsman (Edinburgh), Column

Today's revelations that Muammar al-Gaddafi has been pressing child soldiers into action is likely to be pounced on by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court. Using under-age soldiers in the ranks is a war crime under the ICC statute, and this was the charge brought against Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga in the first case ever heard by the court. For prosecutors, the charge is attractive because it is simple to prove; the only crime is the fact that the... (

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