The LRA Back in the News
Suddenly Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army is back in the international news. Predictably, it is not because they have surrendered or the commanders captured and taken to The Hague to face trial, but because they are killing people again.
The LRA is now abducting and terrorising in eastern Congo and the Mundri area of southern Sudan. Once again this raises the issues discussed in my book, Trial Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army.
What is the role of the Ugandan army? What do the LRA commanders hope to achieve?, should there be an obligation on states parties to the ICC statute to execute the warrants? These issues are discussed in this one hour BBC World Service phone-in.
At the time of its first launch, Trial Justice was also debated online by experts on the topic.