Local Voices on Justice
In January 2003 the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni referred the situation in northern Uganda to the recently formed International Criminal Court (ICC). The Court's Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, started an official investigation and the conflict between the Ugandan government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) became the ICC's first case.
The Court, the international community and the government expected overwhelming support from the war-affected communities. But this assumption proved wrong and many local people raised concerns about this international intervention.
This video looks at local attitudes to the intervention of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in northern Uganda and local approaches to justice.Related Links