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Indicting Uganda and the ICC

How the international court gamed Museveni into a deal of partial justice COMMENT | GAAKI KIGAMBO | Since its inception in 2002 to date, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has studiously defended itself against accusations it is an imperial project; especially in Africa, by pointing to the number of cases …

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Ongwen trial: Defense team seeks reductions in court appearance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The defense team of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen is protesting addition of a week of trial on Ongwen’s trial days for June. They say the added days will overwhelm his vulnerable mental health condition and endanger his treatment and recovery. Ongwen …

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Dominic Ongwen’s defense to conclude submissions in October

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Defense team of Dominic Ongwen is expected to conclude its submission in October this year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said. Ongwen, the former commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA faces a historic 70 counts of sexual and gender-based violence, war crimes …

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Ongwen trial: Witness says UPDF mistakenly attacked Abok IDP camp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A former member of the Amuka militia group has said that government soldiers mistakenly attacked and killed civilians and burned their homes in the Abok internally displaced people’s (IDP) camp. The militia fought alongside the Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF during the LRA insurgency. Witness D-121 …

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Kwoyelo asks ICD to transfer him to ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA Commander, Thomas Kwoyelo has asked the International Crimes Division of the High Court to transfer him to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands for trial. Kwoyelo cites numerous delays in his trial for the request, saying he …

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I. Coast’s Ouattara says ‘someone must be responsible’ for poll deaths

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has refused to comment on the acquittal on crimes against humanity of his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court while insisting investigations would continue. “No reaction from me, it’s an ongoing trial…,” Ouattara said in an interview with Radio France International in …

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Belgium agrees to host Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Belgium said Saturday it has agreed to host Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo pending a possible appeal against his acquittal by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. On January 15, the tribunal acquitted Gbagbo and his aide, Charles …

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