Category Archives: Uganda

Three Reasons Why the ICC Intervenes in Ongoing and Active Conflicts

An ongoing and active debate amongst virtually anyone interested in international criminal justice is whether the International Criminal Court (ICC) should or shouldn’t intervene in ongoing and active conflicts. Proponents generally maintain that the ICC can have positive impacts on bringing live conflicts … Continue reading

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Posted in Conflict Resolution, International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice, Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Libya, Libya and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Peace Processes, Uganda | 2 Comments

Between Skepticism and Reality: LRA Leader Joseph Kony in “Surrender Talks”

Numerous reports are suggesting that the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony is currently in “surrender talks” with the government of the Central African Republic. According to African Union’s special envoy on the LRA Francisco Madeira, Kony … Continue reading

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The Price of Deference: Is the ICC Bowing to Pressure in the Kenya Cases?

Thomas Obel Hansen joins JiC for this fascinating guest-post on the internal and external pressures facing the ICC in the Kenya cases. Thomas is an independent consultant and an assistant professor of international law with the United States International University in … Continue reading

Posted in Burundi, Eritrea, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya, Kenya and the ICC, Rome Statute, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

A Rebel’s Escape – An LRA Commander Tells His Story

Scott Ross joins JiC to report and share his thoughts on the story of Caesar Acellam, the rebel commander who defected from the Lord’s Resistance Army last year. Scott is the author of the blog Backslash Scott and is a graduate … Continue reading

Posted in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo, Justice, Kwoyelo Trial, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Uganda | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Plus Ça Change: Museveni and the ICC

Judging by his recent statements, Yoweri Museveni has had it with the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the midst of ongoing acrimony between the African Union and the ICC, the Ugandan President has led the charge with a vocal and … Continue reading

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Defying Gravity: Seeking Political Balance in ICC Prosecutions

The International Criminal Court is often accused of being “political” or “politicized” in its selection of situations and cases. What has become most problematic for the Court’s credibility and impartiality in this regard are the situations and cases that have … Continue reading

Posted in Admissibility, Democratic Republic of Congo, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast and the ICC, Uganda | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

The ICC might not deter Mali’s Rebels – but it might deter the Government

Last week, Fatou Bensouda, the chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Mali’s government that she could investigate alleged atrocities committed by the government’s military forces. And it’s a good thing she did. While the ICC may have little-to-no … Continue reading

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