Professor Milena Sterio, along with several colleagues from the Public International Law and Policy Group, a prominent Washington D.C.-based NGO, filed an amicus brief with the International Criminal Court at The Hague in the case of Bosco Ntaganda. The brief is attached below:
Bosco Ntaganda was convicted by the ICC on 18 counts of war crimes in 2019 for his military involvement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sentenced to 30 years in prison; his case is currently on appeal before the ICC and the ICC invited academics/others to submit amicus briefs in the appellate case.
Professor Sterio/the Public International Law and Policy Group is one of 12 such academics/groups that was selected to submit an amicus brief. Professor Sterio/PILPG’s brief focuses on the definition of “attacks” under international humanitarian law in the context of attacks on cultural property.