Monday, October 15, 2018 - 13:13
In this week's review, news about Judge Meron’s disqualification on the Karadzic appeal, the postponement of the Lubanga reparations hearing, the African Commission’s decision on compensating an LRA fighter, Rwanda’s penal code supporting genocide, South Sudan’s opposition to a hybrid tribunal and more
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 18:18
In a first for Uganda, the International Crimes Division (ICD) opened this week the main war crimes trial in the case of former Lord's Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo. This piece answers questions that readers might have about the trial.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:57
In this week's review, news about the ICC’s new preliminary examination into the deportation of Rohingya Muslims, Re-sentencing in the Bemba et al., case, the start of Ongwen’s defence case, the ICC’s decision on issues of DRC elections and Bemba, the new Kosovo Tribunal Prosecutor sworn in and more
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 14:44
Help is hard to come by for survivors with untreated bullet and bomb injuries sustained during the conflict in Northern Uganda. This piece lays out in detail how many of the survivors still have to live with the excruciating day-to-day effects of their injuries without any help from the government, an experience the writer says is akin to having “rotting [flesh and blood] as if they had been bitten by the most poisonous snakes.”
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:53
By Lino Owor Ogora
Earlier this month, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir defied his two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and visited Uganda. This is the third time in three years that he has made this trip despite his fugitive status. The purpose of al-Bashir’s visit on this occasion was to help broker a...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:21
By Lino Owor Ogora
The confirmation of charges hearing against Thomas Kwoyelo, which was scheduled to start on Monday, July 23, has been postponed again, indefinitely this time. The reason for the postponement is purportedly due to lack of funds. This makes it the third postponement in a row and leaves uncertainty on whether the charges against Kwoyelo will be confirmed.
Kwoyelo, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is...
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:20
Dominic Ongwen, the first Ugandan indictee from the rebel group the Lords Resistance Army, is likely to face a long trial at the ICC. But his former bush wife, Florence Ayot (35), still hopes that one day he’ll come back so they can be together and take care of their two children.
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:40
Rebel movements that prevent sexual violence may be motivated to ensure good relations with the local population for pragmatic, operational reasons. They need shelter, food, information and recruits. But going further, how do they achieve sexual discipline over their fighters?
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 04:40
Justice Hub speaks to Hellen Mukasa, co-founder of Lawyers 4 Farmers, a Ugandan legal initiative which supports local farmers through offering legal and entrepreneurial advice:
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 14:42
In December 2017, HiiL Innovating Justice held the 8th Annual Innovating Justice Forum at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The forum brought together the best and most promising justice entrepreneurs from all over the world. The attendees were selected from a pool of more than 600 justice innovators who participated in the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017. In this interview, conducted as part of our popular #MyJustice series, Justice Hub talks to Michael Richard Katagaya a co-founder of the Evidence and Methods Lab, a Uganda-based civic tech initiative that is the embodiment of the “African solutions for African problems” ethos.