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Uganda is not quitting ICC –Kadaga

Uganda is not quitting ICC –Kadaga

While at the commemoration of the 20 years of the Rome Statute in Netherlands, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga reassured that Uganda had no intentions of leaving the International Criminal Court. “I want to begin by reassuring the President [of the ICC] that Uganda will not withdraw from the Rome Statute but we will […]

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

The former Congolese Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity and war crimes, was convicted of coaching witnesses and bribing them to give false testimony. The applicable law was Article 70(1) of the Rome Statute which addresses various forms of conduct that may encroach upon the […]

Jean-Pierre Bemba found guilty in landmark ICC trial

Jean-Pierre Bemba found guilty in landmark ICC trial

Jean-Pierre Bemba, DR Congo ex-warlord was found guilty yesterday in a landmark ICC trial which spanned six years. The conviction of Congolese militia leader was said by the global civil society to be a victory for accountability for high ranking leaders and eradication of rape as a weapon of war. This follows the call of arrest for Sudan’s Omar […]

Civil society calls on ICC member states to arrest and avoid Sudanese president at OIC

Civil society calls on ICC member states to arrest and avoid Sudanese president at OIC

States: Arrest ICC fugitive al-Bashir in Indonesia Below is the full press release: Civil society calls on ICC member states to arrest and avoid Sudanese president at Organization of the Islamic Cooperation summit Jakarta/The Hague—International Criminal Court (ICC) member states should arrest and avoid all non-essential contact with ICC fugitive Omar al-Bashir at a summit of the Organization of […]

ICC official confirms pre-trial for Dominic Ongwen kicks off tomorrow in the Hague

ICC official confirms pre-trial for Dominic Ongwen kicks off tomorrow in the Hague

ICC outreach officer for Uganda and Kenya, Maria Mabinty Kamara confirms to the media that the pre-trial for former LRA rebel Dominic Ongwen kicks off tomorrow in the Hague and will last for only 5 days. Addressing a a news conference today in Kampala, Kamara mentions that during the pre-trial process judges will examine the charges […]

ICC unveils 60 new war crimes charges against LRA Deputy leader

ICC unveils 60 new war crimes charges against LRA Deputy leader

The International Criminal Court has unveiled 60 new war crimes charges against the deputy leader of Uganda’s brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, including using child soldiers and keeping sex slaves. The Hague-based court said the prosecution gave formal notice that it intends to expand the scope of the charges against Dominic Ongwen. The court plans to file […]

Ugandans petition ICC to probe Museveni over human rights violations

Ugandans petition ICC to probe Museveni over human rights violations It seems Ugandan president Gen. Yoweri Museveni is soon becoming the hunted. Sections of Ugandans have written a secret letter to the international Criminal Court (ICC) asking it to probe the increasing human rights abuse in Uganda reportedly by president Museveni using police and other […]

Top city criminal lawyers invited to the ICC.

  Five top city criminal lawyers in Kampala have left the country to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on sponsorship of an International human rights group/ organisation. Caleb Alaka (30th March) and Samuel Muyizzi Mulindwa (2nd April) are among those who are set to leave the country to the to the pre trial chamber of […]

UN comprehensive regional plan to arrest Joseph Kony leaks

The United Nations and Uganda government plan to have the LRA leader Joseph Kony arrested and prosecuted in International Criminal Court (ICC) has leaked to the press. The Uganda and UN officials will meet in Entebbe next week to discuss how their secrets ended up leaking to the press. The UN officials will also use […]

Human rights activists want Joseph Kony captured alive

The Uganda coalition on the international criminal court is insisting that the LRA leader Joseph Kony should be captured alive for possible prosecution in the ICC. The call comes after the recent deployment of about 100 personnel by the US government to help in the pursuit of Joseph Kony. The coordinator Uganda coalition on the […]

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