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Legal News
7 Jan 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The Ugandan army on Wednesday confirmed that top Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen is now in the custody of US forces. Ongwen, the second-in-command of the rebel militia group headed by alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], surrendered himself [AFP report] on … [read more]

Academic Commentary
18 Feb 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew C. Kane of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma City University School of Law says that, while the Ugandan Amnesty Act may have granted amnesty to Thomas Kwoyelo, his future is far from settled . . .On September 23, 2011, JURIST reported … [read more]

Legal News
8 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] submitted a report [materials] on Wednesday to the UN Security Council [official website] concerning the situation of children affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in Uganda. The report concluded that the LRA still poses a threat [UN … [read more]

Legal News
23 Sep 2011
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The Uganda Constitutional Court [official website] ruled [materials] Thursday that former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [JURIST news archive] rebel Thomas Kwoyelo is entitled to amnesty under the country's Amnesty Act of 2000 [text]. Kwoyelo was charged [JURIST report] in July by the International Crimes Division (ICD) [official website] of … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jul 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A Ugandan court on Monday began its first war crimes trial of a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], a Ugandan rebel group. The International Crimes Division (ICD) [official website, JURIST news archive] of the High Court of Uganda [JURIST news archive] charged … [read more]

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