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ICC marks 20 years

World court battles questions of legitimacy and relevance as it marks milestone Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 1 marked 20 years with few victories and many questions about its legitimacy. The fundamental question remains whether it can successfully prosecute the perpetrators of …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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Judgment of LRA’s Dominic Ongwen pushed to February 2021

The Hague, NETHERLANDS | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court (ICC) has postponed the judgment of the former Sinia Brigade Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, Dominic Ongwen. The court was set to pronounce its judgment on the 12th January 2021 but a Monday 30th November 2020 …

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Lawyer Ayena jailed for failing to pay Ugx 146m debt

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Crispus Ayena Odongo, former Oyam North County Member of Parliament in Oyam district has been jailed over failure to pay a total of shillings 146 million debts. Ayena, the lead defense lead counsel to Dominic Ongwen, former Lords Resistant Army rebel commander currently undergoing trial …

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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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Two week delay in Dominic Ongwen trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Judges have delayed the resumption of the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court  by another two weeks. The next segment of the trial of Ongwen had been scheduled to resume on Monday after two months of …

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ICC prosecution team in Uganda to unpack Ongwen’s defense

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court – ICC have pitched camp in Northern Uganda to unpack the opening statement of former LRA Commander Dominic Ongwen to victims of the two decades’ conflict. Ongwen is facing 70 counts of …

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