The Kwoyelo Trial: Sorting out this Amnesty Business

22 August 2011 | ResolutionPossible

22 August 2011

An LRA Commander on Trial. But Should He Be?

Even before it started, the trial of former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo was controversial. His “day in court” was delayed for months; his application to the Government for amnesty was never answered; the claim that he had committed crimes in the context of an international conflict seemed at best unclear and at worst legally dubious, at least to some observers. But could Kwoyelo’s trial finally bring clarity to the amnesty question in northern Uganda?

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