Dominic Ongwen

Law
International Criminal Court convicts LRA commander Ongwen of 70 war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda
International Criminal Court convicts LRA commander Ongwen of 70 war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda
Credit: Courtesy of ICC-CPI

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has convicted Ugandan rebel leader Dominic Ongwen of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It was the first trial before the world criminal court against a former child soldier. The leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), now about 46 years old, was accused of atrocities in northern Uganda, including murder, torture, and attacks on refugee camps, as well as the use of child soldiers. The judges considered it proven that the man ordered the deadly attacks.