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Lord’s Resistance Army: ICC awards reparations to victims of commander Dominic Ongwen – what happens next

Lord’s Resistance Army: ICC awards reparations to victims of commander Dominic Ongwen – what happens next

THE International Criminal Court (ICC) has recently ordered reparations for victims of Dominic Ongwen, an ex-child soldier turned commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group that terrorised northern Uganda for two decades. The court’s order, the first in the Ugandan situation, awards collective community-based symbolic payment for each victim. International criminal law scholars Tonny Raymond Kirabira and Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche answer questions about the ruling. Who are the victims in this case? The victims are part of the post-war affected communities in northern Uganda. Ongwen is one of the top Lord’s Resistance Army commanders charged by the International…
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