Uganda


Navigating The Victim/Perpetrator Complex At The International Criminal Court: The Case Of Dominic Ongwen

The trial of former child soldier Dominic Ongwen, which began on Tuesday December 6th at the International Criminal Court (ICC), has raised existential questions about the actions of humankind in times of war and suffering. Ongwen’s case is particularly complex as it is the first to charge an individual for […]


Civilian Massacres In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

  For the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the horrors of war are an everyday reality. In the eastern provinces of the country, this trauma is particularly acute. On Sunday 27 November, the Mai-Mai Mazembe militia attacked a displaced persons’ camp in Luhanga. According to local officials […]


Ugandan Army Pulls Troops in Fight Against LRA

Late last week, Uganda announced plans to pull back approximately 2,500 troops from the Central African Republic who are searching for high-ranking members of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The LRA is an organization that bases its belief system on the pillars of Christianity. It gained international notoriety through the Kony 2012 […]


The Dominic Ongwen Case – Setting International Criminal Justice Precedent

Over the past week the world turned, once again, to The Hague, Netherlands, where the International Criminal Court (ICC) completed the charges hearing against Dominic Ongwen. Ongwen is a former commander of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA). Under the command of well-known warlord Joseph Kony, the LRA has committed atrocities […]