The trial of Thomas Lubanga was to be the first at the International Criminal Court. Scheduled to start later this month, some weeks ago, rumours started circulating that it would be further delayed. Presiding judge Fulford announced today that it is postponed indefinitely. See this account from the International Herald Tribune: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/11/europe/EU-GEN-International-Court-Congo.php. No reason was given. Judge Fulford said that a full explanation will be given in the coming days.
It is a big disappointment, although we will have to wait for the Court's ruling before making informed comment. Lubanga was brought into custoday nearly two and a half years ago. Charges against him were confirmed at the end of January 2007.