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]
July 11, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A Ugandan court on Monday began its first war crimes trial of a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group. The International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda charged Thomas Kwoyelo on 53 counts of willful killing, hostage taking, destruction of property ...[read more]
January 27, 2010
by David Manes
Ugandan Principal Judge James Ogoola said Monday that the newly established War Crimes Division (WCD) of the High Court will seek to recruit foreign judges. Ogoola explained the need for foreign judges, citing the international nature of the cases. He said that foreign judges would improve both ...[read more]
December 21, 2009
by Sarah Miley
The UN on Monday called for leaders of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to be apprehended for war crimes in southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between September 2008 and June 2009. The LRA is accused of killing, raping, and mutilating more than 1,200 men, women... ...[read more]
July 9, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The International Criminal Court (ICC) said Wednesday that it is still seeking the arrest of Ugandan rebel leader and war crimes suspect Joseph Kony and his deputies, four years after warrants for the men were issued by the court. Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), is wanted by t... ...[read more]

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