January 21, 2015
by William Helbling
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday urged renewed efforts to arrest militia leader and accused war criminal Joseph Kony. The statement came after the announcement of the ICC taking legal custody of former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic ...[read more]
January 19, 2015
by William Helbling
Amnesty International (AI) on Sunday reported that the International Criminal Court (ICC) took legal custody of former commander of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen in Central African Republic's capital Bangui last week. AI believes that transferring Ongwen to the ICC is a huge step to ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Valerie Howell
After days of discussions, the Ugandan military decided on Tuesday to send Dominic Ongwen, a rebel leader with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The ICC has sought to try Ongwen, who is thought to be ...[read more]
January 7, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The Ugandan army on Wednesday confirmed that top Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen is now in the custody of US forces. Ongwen, the second-in-command of the rebel militia group headed by alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony, surrendered himself on Sunday in Central African ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew C. Kane of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma City University School of Law says that, while the Ugandan Amnesty Act may have granted amnesty to Thomas Kwoyelo, his future is far from settled. . .On September 23, 2011, JURIST reported the ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon submitted a report on Wednesday to the UN Security Council concerning the situation of children affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. The report concluded that the LRA still poses a threat to children and civilians, leading 45,000 people to leave ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Ugandan military forces Saturday captured one of the highest leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), the rebel militia group headed by alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony. The Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) ambushed and captured Major General Caesar Achellam along the banks of the... ...[read more]
March 15, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Two members of the US House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting Ugandan citizens from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) led by alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony. The legislation calls for the expansion of the telecommunications infrastructure in Uganda, ...[read more]
September 23, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The Uganda Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel Thomas Kwoyelo is entitled to amnesty under the country's Amnesty Act of 2000. Kwoyelo was charged in July by the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda on 53 counts of willful ...[read more]
July 26, 2011
by Chris Morris
The UN Security Council's Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict expressed concern Monday about children's rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). Citing abuses like rape and other sexual violence as well as recruitment in armed conflict, the council condemned armed rebel ...[read more]

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