Category Archives: Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)

International Justice Day 2021: To Stop Mass Atrocities, Address How They’re Funded

The following article was written to mark International Justice Day (17 July 2021) and is based on ongoing research I am conducting into the linkages between mass atrocities and transnational organized crime (see here for some preliminary insights). A version … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, ISIS, Islamic State, Kosovo, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), Kosovo Specialist Chambers, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, Transnational Organized Crime | 4 Comments

The moral and legal correctness of Dominic Ongwen’s conviction

Paul Bradfield joins JiC for this post on the Ongwen verdict. Paul is an Associate Researcher at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. He previously worked for the Office of the Prosecutor from 2013-2018. The views expressed here … Continue reading

Posted in Child Soldiers, Dominic Ongwen ICC, ICC Prosecutor, International Crimes Division (Uganda), International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Kwoyelo Trial, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), northern Uganda, The Life and Trials of Dominic Ongwen: A JiC Symposium, Uganda | Leave a comment

Beyond the Ongwen Verdict: Justice for Government Atrocities in Uganda

Sarah Kihika Kasande joins JiC for this post on the need for justice for atrocities committed by Ugandan military forces in Northern Uganda. Sarah is a human rights lawyer and the Head of Office of the International Center for Transitional … Continue reading

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Between Disdain and Dependency — Uganda’s Controversial Place in the ICC-Africa Relationship

This article was written for a symposium, organized by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, entitled “Africa vs the ICC: Searching for an Exit Strategy”. I encourage all readers to check out the other submissions, including those by ICC Judge Cuno … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Dominic Ongwen ICC, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), northern Uganda, Uganda | 4 Comments

Yeah, Right… ICC Officials Say There’s No Evidence Against Ugandan Military

The Office of the Prosecutor and the Government of Uganda have always had a close, if at times strained and uncomfortable, relationship. There is little love lost between senior officials but they have been awkward bedfellows for fifteen years. Early … Continue reading

Posted in International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, northern Uganda, Uganda | Tagged , | 6 Comments

There is Nothing Extraordinary about the Prosecution of Dominic Ongwen

JiC’s symposium on the trial of Dominic Ongwen and the prosecution of child soldiers continues with this contribution by Alex Whiting. Alex is a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School where he focuses on international and domestic prosecution issues. He … Continue reading

Posted in Child Soldiers, Dominic Ongwen ICC, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), northern Uganda, Symposium, Uganda | Tagged | 5 Comments

The Life and Times of Dominic Ongwen, Child Soldier and LRA Commander

In the first piece for JiC’s symposium on The Dominic Ongwen Trial and the Prosecution of Child Soldiers, Ledio Cakaj joins JiC for this fascinating account of the life of LRA commander and former child soldier, Dominic Ongwen. Ledio is … Continue reading

Posted in Central African Republic (CAR), Child Soldiers, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominic Ongwen ICC, International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Justice, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), northern Uganda, Symposium, Uganda | Tagged | 3 Comments

The Africa-ICC Relationship – More and Less than Meets the Eye (Part 2)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has an ‘Africa problem’. The Court is widely perceived as a Western, neo-colonial institution that unfairly targets African states. The ICC and its champions insist this isn’t the case. The Court is simply misunderstood and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, African Union (AU), Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Child Soldiers, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominic Ongwen ICC, Hissène Habré, International Criminal Court (ICC), Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast and the ICC, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Omar al-Bashir, Senegal, Special African Chamber (CAE), Sudan, Uganda, UN Security Council | 11 Comments

Victims at the ICC – Who’s Representing Who?

Luke Moffett joins JiC for this fascinating article on the battle for victim participation and representation in the context of northern Uganda. Luke is a law lecturer in Queen’s University Belfast and is author of Justice for Victims before the … Continue reading

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Why the ICC Won’t Prosecute Museveni

Anyone who has visited and spoken to the citizens of northern Uganda will be well aware of the harrowing stories of abuse and devastation wreaked by the vicious twenty-five year war between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and the … Continue reading

Posted in Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), Uganda | 16 Comments