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Who is Dominic Ongwen? What is the Lord’s Resistance Army? How did the ICC come to bring charges against Ongwen? What are the charges against Ongwen? How does Ongwen’s experience as a child soldier affect judicial proceedings against…
Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, waits for the judge to arrive as he made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
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1.     Who is Joseph Kony and what is the Lord’s Resistance Army? 2.    What is the LRA fighting for? 3.    How big is the LRA? 4.    Does the LRA target children? 5.    How many people have been affected by the long war with the LRA? 6.    Where is Kony…
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Letter to all EU Foreign Ministers

Brussels Dear Foreign Minister, We are writing to express Human Rights Watch's deep disappointment that the European Union (EU) has not publicly called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the…
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H.E. President Joseph Kabila Kabange Gombe, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo New York Your Excellency, Human Rights Watch writes to express its deep concern that your government is considering appointing Bosco Ntaganda to a senior position in…
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Who is Thomas Lubanga?What are the crimes alleged against him?Why is the Lubanga trial significant?How have child soldiers been used in Congo? Are children being used in the current conflict in the Kivu provinces?Has the Lubanga trial had any impact on…
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Hon. Kiddhu Makubuya Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Kampala, Uganda Your Excellency, Human Rights Watch writes to urge the Ugandan government to honor its obligations under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the…
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1. Who is Thomas Lubanga? Thomas Lubanga was the president of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), a militia group purporting to further the interests of the Hema ethnic group in the Ituri region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC…
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Letter to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany upon his visit to Uganda and Rwanda

Professor Dr. Horst Köhler   President of the Federal Republic of Germany   Berlin, Germany       Dear President Köhler, We write to ask you to use the opportunities offered by your visits to Uganda and Rwanda to contribute, as Germany has so often done…
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Sir Emyr Jones Parry U.K. Ambassador to the U.N. Your Excellency,  For over a decade, Human Rights Watch has monitored crisis and conflict in West Africa, documented human rights abuses, and pressed for action to stop the abuses. Human Rights Watch…
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February 19, 2003 Mrs. Janat Mukwaya Minister of Justice Government of Uganda Parliament Building P.O. Box 7183, Kampala Uganda Fax: 256 41 230 802 Your Excellency, Human Rights Watch is concerned about the Government of Uganda's bringing charges of…