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Peoples Gov’t to petition ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Peoples Government plans to petition the International Criminal Court ICC against President Yoweri Museveni for allegedly committing crimes against humanity. Addressing the media on Friday, at their offices on Katonga road, the Peoples Government Deputy President Erias Lukwago says that President Museveni in his …

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ICC tasked to review processes in trial of African heads of states

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been tasked to review trials of sitting heads of state and investigations processes. This came up during discussions on the ICC and Africa, a complicated relationship at the Geopolitics Conference at Makerere University. Speaking at the conference, Linda …

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Bashir trial opens as Sudan sovereign council delayed

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. The trial comes as a sovereign council was being formed, following Saturday’s signing of a transitional constitution by …

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Ongwen’s lawyer cites intimidation of witnesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the witnesses who testified in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA have complained of intimidation while others are too scared to testify, according to the defense team. Ongwen’s lead lawyer, Krispus Ayena Odongo told the …

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ICC commences search for new chief prosecutor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court (ICC) has commenced on the search for a new prosecutor as the term of the current chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will expire on 15 June 2021. Fatou Bensouda is serving her second tenure in office after assuming office on June …

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Expectations of LRA victims overwhelms ICC, 16 Years later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court – ICC continues to enjoy mixed fortunes in its works in Uganda, the first country to refer a situation back in 2003. Sixteen years later, only Dominic Ongwen, one of the five indicted top LRA Commanders has surrendered to the …

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Detention of Ongwen lead lawyer will not affect trial-ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The detention of the lead lawyer of Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) standing trial at the International Criminal Court is insignificant to the progress of the trial. Krispus Ayena Odongo, the lead lawyer in the defence team representing …

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ICC drops arrest warrants against two LRA commanders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court-ICC has dropped arrest warrants against two top commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA.   They are Okot Odhiambo and Raska Lukwiya. The two were part of the five LRA commanders indicted by ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity …

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