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ICC orders record $56 million compensation for Uganda victims

ICC orders record $56 million compensation for Uganda victims

NEARLY 50,000 victims of Ugandan militia commander Dominic Ongwen should get a total of over 52 million euros ($56 million) in compensation, International Criminal Court judges ruled, in a record reparations order. Judges said Ongwen, a former child soldier who rose through the ranks to become one of the top commanders of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, did not have the resources to pay the compensation himself. Instead, they asked the tribunal's own Trust Fund for Victims to help cover the cost. The reparations will be in the form of a symbolic individual payment of 750 euros per…
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