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ICJ hears arguments on Congo claim against Uganda

[JURIST] The International Court of Justice [official website], the principle judicial organ of the UN, will begin hearing oral arguments Monday in the case of Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda). The case, filed in 1999, concerns DRC allegations that Uganda [government website] invaded its territory, violated international human rights law, and massacred Congolese citizens. Congo is seeking reparations for damages from destruction and looting of local towns and villages, as well as "the restitution of national property and resources appropriated for the benefit of Uganda." Oral arguments will last for three weeks, ending on Friday, April 29. View the ICJ docket information for DRC v. Uganda. Read the ICJ press release on the hearings. AP has more.

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