Mpuuga argues that the renewed mayhem in the Eastern DRC is being orchestrated by multiple armed groups terrorizing civilians and hampering the restoration of long-term peace while the EAC has continued to look on helplessly.
According to the study, 55.7% of the people who spent between 1 to 3 years in captivity returned home but were never resettled. The study was conducted between August 2019 and July 2020 in Omoro, Pader, Amuru, Nwoya and Agago district in Acholi Sub Region, which suffered the brunt of the Insurgency.
For four hours and thirty minutes, the Office of the ICC Prosecutor led by Senior Trial Lawyer, Benjamin Gumpert presented to the judges a wrap up of key issues that had already been presented during the course of 231 day trial that started on December 6, 2016.
His lead lawyer, Crispus Ayena Odongo describes the former warlord as a fast learner, saying he has used his time in custody to learn English and is now pursuing music. According to Ayena, Ogwen can now comfortably communicate with his defense team in English without any interpreter, which shows his learning capacity.
Media reports indicate that Otti was killed by Kony for allegedly spying for the Government. Isaac Okwir, who works for the Justice and Reconciliation project, asked why court has delayed to confirm Ottis death yet some people who returned from the bush claim to have witnessed the brutal killing.
According to Adek, although Kony didnt transform, his eyes would turn red and on many cases he would foretell especially danger. Adek says Kony warned his troops to vacate certain places and not to go there and all these things came to happen
According to Ayena, the camps became soft targets for LRA rebels who were looking for livelihood and weapons. After forcing people from their villages into concentrated camps were the LRA previously derived food and other necessity, the only gateway to such livelihood including food became attacking the military rings around the camps, Ayena said.
Bemba had been convicted by trial chamber III of the International Criminal Court in 2016 and sentenced to 18 years in prison. He had been found guilty of a devastating campaign of rape, murder and torture in the Central African Republic.
The European Union has criticised the visit of President Omar Al-Bashir to Uganda, a State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ICC. The Sudanese leader yesterday concluded a two-day working visit to Uganda at the invitation of his counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni and his guest looked at ease, holding talks in Entebbe State House and then visiting Musevenis farm in Gomba District, some 136kms outside Kampala
The judge will meet thousands of LRA victims now receiving assistance from the Trust Fund For Victims.The fund which is an independent arm of the International Criminal Court offers interim support to victims whose issues can not wait until reparations are ordered by court.
Through their legal representatives, victims are accorded participation right to consult the record of the files, right to be notified of documents filed, general right to attend and participate in case hearings, make written submissions or observations and question witnesses. Trial Chambers might grant additional rights.
DPP Mike Chibita says victims of rape, defilement and child molestation should be able to testify in courts of law without being identified, seen or recognized. He says such a mechanism will boost public confidence in judicial processes and encourage more people to testify against perpetrators of sexual offenses.