UN Human Rights Chief Says Amnesty For LRA Leaders Should Not Be Part of Peace Deal
UN human rights chief Louise Arbour said today that any peace deal between the LRA and Ugandan government should not include amnesty for LRA leaders indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "Discussions concerning those persons should be focusing on the terms and circumstances of their surrender so they can go and address the charges against them before the ICC," she said. Read more at Reuters AlertNet .
In other ICC news, a dispute has arisen within the court regarding its treatment of witnesses who might testify in the event the indicted LRA leaders are tried at the world court. Some northern Ugandans have undergone an application process to become witnesses, and the dispute centers on how much legal advice and representation ICC officials can give the witnesses while their application is pending.