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Uganda: Armed Conflict

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in executing International Criminal Court warrants for the arrest of the leadership of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda; and if he will make a statement. (205017)

Joseph Kony and the other Lord's Resistance Army indictees have so far refused to surrender to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and reports suggest they are not currently in Uganda.

The UK strongly supports the ICC. We also continue to follow the Juba peace talks closely, and hope that this process will provide the framework for peace in northern Uganda. We believe that justice is an essential part of sustainable peace. It is vital that those responsible for the terrible crimes committed during the conflict in northern Uganda are held to account. Resolution of the conflict in Uganda must be compatible with the Rome Statute.