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LIVE: ICJ case, DRC vs Uganda in The Hague

 

AG Byaruhanga leading Uganda’s delegation to defend the Hague case

First round of oral argument
✳ Tuesday 20 April 2021 11.30 to 6 p.m. (DRC)
✳ Thursday 22 April 2021 11.30 to 6 p.m. (Uganda)

The Hague, Netherlands | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today started public hearings on the question of reparations in the case concerning Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda).

It will run from today Tuesday Aprile 20 to Friday April 30, 2021, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court.

In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the hearings will be held in hybrid format. Some Members of the Court will attend the oral proceedings in person in the Great Hall of Justice, while others will participate remotely by video link.

Representatives of the Parties to the case and the experts appointed by the Court will participate either in person or by video link.

Uganda has assembled a team of 23 for the The Hague case that  will be led by Attorney General William Byaruhanga.

Others are: 

As Deputy Agent:
H. E. Ms. Mirjam Blaak Sow, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to the Kingdom
of Belgium

As Counsel:
Mr. Francis Atoke, Solicitor General
Mr. Christopher Gashirabake, Deputy Solicitor General
Ms. Christine Kaahwa, acting Director Civil Litigation
Mr. John Bosco Rujagaata Suuza, Commissioner Contracts and Negotiations
Mr. Jeffrey Ian Atwine, Principal State Attorney
Mr. Richard Adrole, Principal State Attorney
Mr. Fadhil Mawanda, Principal State Attorney
Mr. Geoffrey Wangolo Madete, Senior State Attorney
Mr. Alex Byaruhanga, Senior State Attorney

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As Counsel and Advocates:
Mr. Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law, University of Ox ford
Mr. Pierre d’Argent, Professor at the University of Louvain in Belgium, Associate
Member of the Institute of International law
Mr. Lawrence H. Martin, Attorney -at -Law, Foley Hoag LLP, member of the Bars of
the United States Supreme Court, the District of Colombia and the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts
Mr. Sean Murphy, Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, The George
Washington University Law School, member of the Bar of Virginia
Mr. Yuri Parkhomenko, Attorney -at -Law, Foley Hoag LLP, member of the Bar of the
District of Columbia
Mr. Alain Pellet, Professor Emeritus at the University Paris Ouest, Nanterre -La
Defense, former member and former Chairman of the International Law Commission,
member of the Institut de droit international

As Counsel:
Ms. Rebecca Gerome, Attorney -at -Law, Foley Hoag LLP, member of the Bars of the
District of Columbia and New York
Mr. Peter Tzeng, Attorney -at -Law, Foley Hoag LLP, member of the Bars of the District
of Columbia and New York
Mr. Benjamin Salas Kantor, Attorney -at -Law, Foley Hoag LLP, member of the Bar of
the Supreme Court of the Republic of Chile
Mr. Ysam Soualhi, Researcher, Centre Jean Bodin (CJB), University of Angers

As Advisers:
Ambassador Arthur Sewankambo Kafeero, acting. Director Regional and International
Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Col. Timothy Nabaasa Kanyogonya, Director Legal Affairs, Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence — Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces, Ministry of Defence

 

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