Position Alleged former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (FPLC); alleged current Chief of Staff of the Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP)
Charges Three counts of the war crime of enlisting, conscripting, and using children under the age of 15 in armed conflict (first warrant); three counts of crimes against humanity (murder, rape and sexual slavery, and persecution) and four counts of war crimes (murder, attacks against the civilian population, rape and sexual slavery, and pillaging) (second warrant)
Status In ICC custody awaiting initial appearance
The case against Bosco Ntaganda rests on his alleged role as former Deputy Chief of General Staff for Military Operations of the FPLC. As subordinate to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Ntaganda is accused of using his authority to implement a policy of enlisting, conscripting, and using children under the age of 15 to participate in hostilities.
January 12, 2006 Prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for Bosco Ntaganda, alleged former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (FPLC), for three counts of the war crime of enlisting, conscripting and using children under the age of 15 in armed conflict.
August 22, 2006 Pre-Trial Chamber issues a warrant for the arrest of Bosco Ntaganda.
April 28, 2008 Judges unseal and make public the warrant for Ntaganda.
May 14, 2012 Prosecutor requests an additional arrest warrant for Ntaganda for crimes against humanity (murder, persecution based on ethnic grounds and rape/sexual slavery) and additional war crimes (intentional attacks against civilians, murder, rape/sexual slavery and pillaging).
July 13, 2012 Pre-Trial Chamber issues a second warrant of arrest, adding to the case against Ntaganda three counts of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes.
March 18, 2013 Ntaganda surrenders to the US Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, and asks to be tranferred to the ICC.
March 26, 2013 Ntaganda makes initial appearance before a judge who sets his confirmation of charges hearing for September 23, 2013.
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