Ugandan Rebels Declare Cease Fire; Will ICC Rescind Its Arrest Warrants?

by Julian Ku

The much-feared and much-despised Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has declared an immediate and unilateral cease-fire in its long-standing brutal civil war in Uganda. This is good news but it hasn’t really solved the looming problem of ICC indictments of four top LRA leaders. Peace talks have apparently been stymied because of these ICC indictments and the ICC Prosecutor has made some hints that he would be willing to forego enforcement of his arrest warrants for now. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes here, but hopefully the worst of the civil war is over.

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