Category Archives: Southern Sudan

The Best Evidence Yet that Kony is in Darfur?

As the hunt for Joseph Kony continues, all signs indicate that the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) won’t be found – at least not where regional East African military forces are currently looking for him. More persuasive evidence … Continue reading

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Posted in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights, Humanitarian Intervention, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), South Sudan, Southern Sudan, Sudan | Tagged | 3 Comments

Beyond Famous – Invisible Children’s Follow-up to Kony2012

One month ago the US based organisation Invisible Children published their Kony 2012 video, campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. The video went viral to an extent never witnessed before. Many people who had not heard … Continue reading

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Hunting Kony – An Update on the US Deployment in Central Africa

In May 2010, the United States Government started officially taking more interest in the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict that had ravaged Central Africa, and in particular northern Uganda, for 24 years. President Barack Obama signed into law the ‘Lord’s Resistance … Continue reading

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Kony 2012 – How 100 Million Clicks Went to Waste

The Kony 2012 video produced by Invisible Children has attracted somewhere between 80 and 100 million views by now. No matter what your position on the campaign is, it is undeniable that it managed to tap a huge reservoir of … Continue reading

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Drones for Human Rights: Are Drones the Answer?

I watched Mark Hanis last night on RT defend his and Andrew Strobo Sniderman’s op-ed article in the New York Times, which I responded to yesterday. Given the salience of this debate, I thought I’d share a few more thoughts, … Continue reading

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Beyond Darfur: The ICC and Sudan’s Converging Regional Crises

If everything had gone according to script in international politics, Sudan would have been on the top of the international agenda for most of the first half of the year 2011. The independence referendum in Southern Sudan took place from … Continue reading

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Tightening the Noose? The Kenyan Arrest Warrant against President al-Bashir

Reuters was amongst the first to report that the Kenyan High Court had issued a domestic arrest warrant against the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday, November 28. Bashir was the first head of state indicted by the International Criminal … Continue reading

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US Troop Deployment Revisited – The Hunt for Kony

US President Barack Obama’s decision to send 100 combat armed military advisors to Uganda, Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan made worldwide headlines about three weeks ago. The controversial decision and discussions about … Continue reading

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International Criminal Law and Deterrence – A Pointless Endeavour?

One of the main arguments of advocates of international criminal law is that indicting and trying perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide will contribute to stopping similar violations in the future. The Chief Prosecutor of the International … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Controversial First War Crimes Trial: Thomas Kwoyelo

On July 11, I had the opportunity to attend some of the beginning of the first trial of Uganda’s International Crimes Division of the High Court, in Gulu, Northern Uganda. On the stand is Thomas Kwoyelo, a former senior Lord’s Resistance … Continue reading

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