January 27, 2010
by David Manes
Ugandan Principal Judge James Ogoola said Monday that the newly established War Crimes Division (WCD) of the High Court will seek to recruit foreign judges. Ogoola explained the need for foreign judges, citing the international nature of the cases. He said that foreign judges would improve both ...[read more]
September 18, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The High Court of Uganda will not try soldiers from the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) if they are accused of human rights abuses, according to Wednesday statements by Justice Dan Akiiki-Kiiza, the head of the Court's War Crimes Division. The head justice insisted that the mandate... ...[read more]
May 29, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent creation of a Ugandan war crimes court to deal with alleged war crimes committed by the Lord's Resistance Army is not a challenge to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, but is actually a ...[read more]
May 27, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Uganda has established a special court to hear cases of alleged war crimes and human rights abuses related to an ongoing rebellion in the country, a High Court judge said Monday. Uganda's government agreed to create the war crimes court in February during peace negotiations with the guerrilla... ...[read more]
March 11, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Leaders of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will stand trial in Uganda rather than at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told AP Tuesday. Museveni said that the Ugandan government and LRA had reached a deal to try some LRA member... ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
Indictments for the leaders of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) still remain in effect despite a recent agreement between the LRA and the Ugandan government to establish a national war crimes court, the International Criminal Court prosecutor's office said Wednesday. The ICC funct... ...[read more]
February 19, 2008
by Caitlin Price
The government of Uganda has reached an agreement with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to establish a war crimes court to prosecute crimes against humanity committed during Uganda's civil war, the BBC reported Tuesday. A government spokesman said that a special unit will be establis... ...[read more]
August 20, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs Ruhakana Rugunda told the BBC Monday that Uganda has begun the process of consulting with victims to determine the best way to hold accountable those responsible for atrocities committed during Uganda's civil war. Rugunda said that the government is consider... ...[read more]
February 28, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The International Criminal Court announced Tuesday that construction on 12 holding cells has been completed, and the world's first general international war crimes court is ready to use them to detain leaders of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) of Uganda, for whom the court issued arrest warrants... ...[read more]

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