Canada Quietly Seeks to Withdraw ICC Warrants in Uganda
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.