Canada Quietly Seeks to Withdraw ICC Warrants in Uganda

by Julian Ku

The government of Canada, one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the ICC, is apparently quietly lobbying for a withdrawal of ICC arrest warrants against the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leaders.

According to a diplomatic note obtained by the Star, Canada “has already indicated openness, in principle” to supporting a future request to the UN Security Council to defer charges from the criminal court in order to have Ugandan rebel leaders sign off on a peace deal that could halt the decades-long conflict.

The rationale is one I’ve suggested many times before on this blog. It is good to see that Canada is open to this idea as well.

http://opiniojuris.org/2008/06/27/canada-quietly-seeks-to-withdraw-icc-warrants-in-uganda/

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