ICC judges decide not to adjourn the case further; decline to refer Kenya to the ICC’s governing body despite criticising the lack of cooperation from Kenya

"It is essential that the ICC undertakes adequate and swift outreach to victims and affected communities to explain the sentence and what the next steps are, including reparation proceedings."

The Lubanga case has set important precedents for the rights of victims in international criminal proceedings. For the first time in the history of international criminal justice, victims had the opportunity to present their views and concerns before the ICC.