The Icc's Possible Deferral of the Lra Case to Uganda

Posted: 15 Nov 2008

Date Written: September 2008


The signing of the Final Peace Agreement (FPA) between the leaders of the Lords’ Resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda (GoU) has been delayed, partly because the LRA leader Joseph Kony wants assurances concerning the (non)execution of the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants against him and other LRA senior officials. The GoU has assured him that once he signs the agreement, it will ask the ICC to defer the LRA case to the jurisdiction of Ugandan authorities. This note addresses the prospect of the ICC deferring the prosecution of the LRA leaders to Uganda and the measures that Uganda should undertake to make it possible.

Suggested Citation

Apuuli, kasaija Phillip, The Icc's Possible Deferral of the Lra Case to Uganda (September 2008). Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 801-813, 2008, Available at SSRN: or

Kasaija Phillip Apuuli (Contact Author)

University of Sussex Law School ( email )

Brighton BN1 9QN
United Kingdom

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