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Uganda: Politics and Government

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to President Yoweri Museveni’s statement in London on 11 March 2008 and the answer on 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 650W, on Uganda: politics and government, what assessment his Department has made of the (i) impact on the sustainability of a peace agreement in Uganda should Joseph Kony not face charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and (ii) likelihood of a peace agreement being reached if ICC (A) investigations and (B) charges against Joseph Kony are not dropped. (196968)

We hope that the Lord’s Resistance Army will sign the Final Peace Agreement with the Ugandan government even if the International Criminal Court warrants are not suspended. The Government considers justice to be an essential part of a sustainable peace and it is vital that those responsible for the terrible crimes committed during the conflict in northern Uganda are held to account.