ICC: How to interpret Ongwen’s conviction?

Fully responsible and guilty. Yesterday, on February 4th, seventeen years after the Ugandan authorities asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the northern Ugandan conflict, former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. A clear verdict and a clear defeat for the defense victim-perpetrator narrative, that our partners from Asymmetrical Haircuts decipher in this timely podcast with no more than four top experts: Thijs Bouwknegt, Kjell Anderson, Sharon Nakandha, Mark Drumbl.

ICC: How to interpret Ongwen’s conviction?© ICC-CPI
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So, finally, seventeen years after the Ugandan authorities asked the International Criminal Court to get involved in the conflict in northern Uganda, former Lords Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. We discuss the judgment details and the way we are fascinated by the ‘tragic perpetrator’ narrative of former child soldier turned rebel leader, Ongwen. Hear from Thijs Bouwknegt, Kjell Anderson, Sharon Nakandha, Mark Drumbl, and sound from the presiding judge and Ongwen’s lawyer.

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