Launching the book in Kampala, Phil Clark said a strong notion of distance justice is not only reflected in the geographical location of the court but also in the various ways it operates. He says the Work of the International Criminal Court is also crippling African creativity for dealing with African problems such as conflicts. He cites the failure of the Juba Peace process between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the government of Uganda as one case which could have ended the conflict peacefully.
They say the added days will overwhelm is vulnerable mental health condition and endanger his treatment and recovery. Ongwen is currently under treatment for undisclosed mental condition which rebounded in January this year.
Emori explained to court how the LRA military council was made of spirits, which directed Kony on the affairs of the rebel group including when or how to abduct civilians, set land mines, attack enemy forces or hide from the enemies without striking.
Krispus Ayena Odongo, Dominic Ongwens lead counsel, who told the court that Ongwen became brutal after he was indoctrinated to believe that killing was the only strategy to stay or remain alive while in the LRA ranks.
The spiritualist who is also a subsistence farmer has been registered as witness D26-0112 among the witnesses of Dominic Ongwen to be called by the defense. He is going to defend Dominic Ongwen, the first former Lords Resistance Army commander to stand trial at The Hague based court as his special witness in a group of 72 witnesses.
To address the confusion, Amooti says Uganda Law Society has developed a project to sensitize victims about their rights before the international crimes division of the high court and how they can access information in the court.