Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)
Ministère public and others v. C. and B., Belgium, Military Court, 17 December 1997, in Dutch; French transl. in Journal des Tribunaux, 4 April 1998, 288–289; available in French online at:
. Two Belgian soldiers, members of the UN Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM) II operation in Somalia, had been accused of causing bodily harm to, and threatening a Somali child in 1993, in breach of the Belgian Criminal Code. The accused claimed that they had simply ‘played’ with some children at a check-point by swinging them (by...