First Person Arrested Under ICC Warrant
March 17, 2006
On March 17, 2006, Thomas Lubanga, a rebel commander operating in eastern Congo, became the first person to be arrested under an ICC arrest warrant. He was charged with war crimes for recruiting child soldiers during the Second Congo War. Two rebels who fought against Lubanga's militia, Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, were also arrested on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.