Journal Article

The ICC Arrest Warrants for the Lord's Resistance Army Leaders and Peace Prospects for Northern Uganda

Kasaija Phillip Apuuli

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 4, issue 1, pages 179-187
Published in print March 2006 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online March 2006 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqi092
The ICC Arrest Warrants for the Lord's Resistance Army Leaders and Peace Prospects for Northern Uganda

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For nearly the last 20 years, the government of President Museveni in Uganda has been battling the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in northern Uganda. The conflict has been described as one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Having failed to end the conflict militarily, the government of Uganda invited the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the activities of the LRA with a view to prosecuting the rebel leaders, who are responsible for the most egregious human rights abuses that have been perpetrated in this conflict. The ICC investigation has resulted in the indictment of the LRA's five most senior leaders. However, they are yet to be apprehended. Meanwhile, the issuing of the arrest warrants seems to have ended all hopes of resolving the conflict peacefully.

Journal Article.  3820 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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