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Statement on transfer of LRA commander to the ICC

In Statements by Robin

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, its partners, members and associates in north and north eastern Uganda and West Nile, as well as partners in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic (CAR), all countries affected by the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), warmly welcome today’s arrival of Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the armed group, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

We also welcome the support provided by the United States government in handing Dominic Ongwen over to other authorities who were then able to facilitate his transfer to the ICC. This is the second time the US government has provided assistance to the Court in relation to supporting the transfer of ICC suspects. On 19 March 2013, Bosco Ntaganda unexpectedly surrendered to the American Embassy in Kigali. Shortly afterwards the US Embassy handed Ntaganda over to the Rwandan government who in turn transferred him into ICC custody.

Read the full Statement by the Women`s Initiatives for Gender Justice

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