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...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:06
What is causing the delays in former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo's 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.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 16:27
Dominic Ongwen’s trial is due to hear its first witness at the International Criminal Court on Monday, where he stands accused of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including rape. Should he be on trial? On our Facebook page many people have given their opinions. Here's one of them from Gulu in northern Uganda.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 12:00
In this week's review, the ICC decides on jurisdiction in the Ntaganda case, former Kosovo prime minister arrested for alleged war crimes, call for international judges in Sri Lanka war crimes probe and much more.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:45
The Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court has confirmed all 70 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against Dominic Ongwen, the former leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The decision sends the case to a trial. A date for the trial has not yet been announced.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:42
On the morning of 30 April 2004. Nara Adong woke up to terrible news. The night before, Lord’s Resistance Army rebels had attacked her village and two of her sons, she found out, had been killed during a brutal massacre of civilians. I met her in early December of last year at an event to unveil a monument marking the massacre at Odek.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 14:59
It’s been a year in the making. 21 January 2016 marked the start of the confirmation of charges hearings against Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court. Ongwen was surrendered to the Court almost a year ago, and his hearing has been one of the most discussed and anticipated over the last few months.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 16:55
Instead of shying away from the elephant in the room at Thursday's confirmation of charges hearing of accused Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, the prosecution tackled one of the most sensitive points of the case head on: that Ongwen was himself abducted and forced to become a child soldier.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 08:51
The next in our series of long-form infocomics about the situations at the International Criminal Court. In 2003, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni presented an official referral to the ICC for the crimes allegedly committed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). One of the LRA's leaders, Dominic Ongwen, is now in ICC custody in The Hague.