The summer recess at the International Criminal Court ended on Monday, but the Thomas Lubanga trial will be on hiatus until October while the defense prepares its case.
There will, however, be a hearing in the near future to deal with the possibility of adding new charges to the case. In May, victims' lawyers requested that the current charges be “reclassfied” as sexual slavery and cruel and inhumane treatment. On July 14, the judges decided this is a legal possibility.
Watch this space in the coming days for the latest news and developments on the trial.