Sudan allows Ugandan troops to search for rebel leaders wanted by ICC

Sudan allows Ugandan troops to search for rebel leaders wanted by ICC

[JURIST] The Sudanese government said Monday it had decided to allow troops from neighboring Uganda to cross its borders to chase down wanted leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army [BBC backgrounder]. The announcement comes one week after the International Criminal Court [JURIST news archive] issued arrest warrants [JURIST report] for LRA leader Joseph Kony and several of his deputies on charges of killing and kidnapping thousands of civilians. Under prior agreements, Ugandan troops were allowed to pursue LRA rebels 62 miles over the border. It is hoped that greater access will allow troops to hunt down rebels hiding further north. Reuters has more.