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ICJ Media Review: Human rights organisation calls on Liberia's new President to investigate and prosecute civil war crimes

Liberian President George Weah
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 14:12

In this week's review, news about Ongwen and fair trial violations allegations, witness testimony in the Stanisic and Simatovic retrial, final submissions in the Bemba appeal, Lubanga victims and reparations, Ntaganzwa’s lawyer, war crimes in Liberia and President Weah, and more

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ICJ Media Review: Israel joins Rwanda in demanding France acts on genocide suspects

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes President Kagame to Israel
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 18:45

In this week’s review, news about impunity in Colombia, Ongwen submissions on fair trial rights violations, provisional release for Stanisic, Kosovo Serb politician on WC trial killed, Karadzic request to participate in the appeal hearing, and more

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Ugandan Judge Flavia Senoga Anglin: We have to put an end to useless wars

Ugandan Judge Flavia Senoga Anglin
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 11:37

Uganda is one of the few countries that have set up local mechanisms for trying grave crimes like genocide and war crimes. Ugandan Judge Flavia Senoga Anglin recently spoke to a rapt Hague Talks audience about the tragic events that led her country to establish the International Crimes Division of Uganda.

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Tragic perpetrators and imperfect victims

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 14:38
By Dr. Mark A. Drumbl
 
It is easy to assume that only ‘evil’ people commit atrocity. And it’s equally easy to imagine all victims as ‘good’ or ‘innocent’. But the reality is far more complex. These binaries and antipodes don’t fit well. Many perpetrators, after all, are tragic -- they may begin as victims. Some victims survive – and some even thrive – because of harm they inflict upon others. The persecuted may become persecutors.
 
In recent writing, I explore how to approach the pain that victims inflict upon others. When...

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A Beggar has No Choice

Consultations northern Uganda
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 14:16

A study by the international NGO Avocats sans Frontieres (ASF) in northern Uganda reinforced the importance of placing victims at the centre of any discussions regarding the establishment and implementation of a national reparations programme. Victims of mass atrocities explained what kind of reparations is needed by those who had suffered from the more than twenty-year insurgence by the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and what their priorities are.

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How the trial of Dominic Ongwen has shaped attitudes toward International Criminal Justice in Uganda

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:57
By Lino Owor Ogora
 
Uganda is currently the focus of two international criminal trials: that of Thomas Kwoyelo before the International Crimes Division (ICD) in Uganda, and Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Netherlands. Both Kwoyelo and Ongwen are charged with committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in northern Uganda while in the service of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). This has inevitably stirred debate in Uganda regarding which of the two courts is more effective, and shaped...

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Thomas Kwoyelo was captured 6 years before Dominic Ongwen. Why has his trial been plagued by so many delays?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:06

What is causing the delays in former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo's trial?

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Victim, perpetrator…pariah? : “No place for a rebel” poses tough questions about amnesty, reconciliation and accountability in Gulu

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 21:07

Former Ugandan rebel Opono Opondo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as a child and forced to participate in the rebel groups reign of terror over Northern Uganda, but later granted amnesty by the Ugandan government. Despite this he has been turned away by his family and community in the northern city of Gulu. He's the subject of the new film by Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos aptly titled “No place for a rebel”. Their interview has been published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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Northern Ugandans react to end of LRA hunt

Memorial Prayers in Atiak Uganda
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 23:40

On 20 April 2017, the Uganda People’s Defence Force received its first contingent pursuing the leader of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic.
This is followed by reports of a decision by the Ugandan government to withdraw its soldiers from the mission pursuing Kony’s rebel group saying that it has been neutralised.
Let’s Talk, Uganda spoke with local northern Ugandans about what they think about this move.

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Just or Unjust? Mixed Reactions on Whether Ongwen Should be on Trial

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:09

As the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen continues before the International Criminal Court (ICC), people in northern Uganda are still divided on whether or not his trial is justified.

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