Thursday, May 13, 2010

US passes bill to combat LRA

Congress passed a historic bill yesterday committed to leading the international efforts to end the LRA's reign of terror over Uganda and surrounding areas. The legislation calls for the development of a strategy to fight the LRA by disarming and disbanding the militia, as well as apprehending those responsible. Top officials of the LRA, such as Joseph Kony, are wanted by the ICC, so this recent legislation can be seen as a sign of the US' increasing alignment with the goals of the Court. Whether this American call to action will result in the arrest of wanted individuals by the ICC remains to be seen, but this is a promising step towards cooperation between the US and the ICC. To read more about this story click here.

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