Following a pre-trial hearing [JURIST report] in November, ICC judges have been deliberating over whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed against Lubanga. Lubanga has maintained his innocence, claiming that the prosecution has withheld evidence necessary to prepare a full defense. Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] has said that if the charges are confirmed, the ICC could hold its first formal trial in 2007 [JURIST report]. Prosecutors are also preparing to submit evidence [JURIST report] to ICC judges in February regarding crimes committed in Darfur [JURIST news archive]. AFP has more.
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