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Rome Statute   Uganda signed on 17 March 1999, and ratified on 14 June 2002, becoming the 68th State Party. In September 2008, The Uganda Coalition for the ICC in collaboration with the CICC and the Legal & Parliamentary Affairs Committee organized a stakeholders meeting to sensitize parliamentarians on the ICC and the need to pass the bill rapidly.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Uganda ratified the APIC on 21 January 2009.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement BIA signed June 12, 2003.
Implementing Legislation On 10 March 2010, the Ugandan Parliament passed the International Criminal Court Bill, 2006, three years after it was tabled. The Bill makes provision in Uganda’s law for the punishment of the international crimes of genocide, crime against humanity and war crimes. The suspects tried and convicted for the crimes will be liable to life imprisonment.
The Bill is also intended to enable cooperation with the ICC in the performance of its functions, including the investigation and prosecution of persons accused of having committed crimes referred to in the Rome Statute. It further provides for the arrest and surrender to the ICC of persons alleged to have committed crimes against humanity in addition to enabling the ICC to conduct proceedings in Uganda.
Membership Friends of the ICC, Commonwealth, African Union
Conference Reports and Declarations
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
17 Nov 2006
The International Criminal Court Bill 2006
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
19 Apr 2012
Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union: EU supports Joint Operations Centre to combat Kony's Lord's Resistance Army
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Uganda
250 Ugandan NGOs; organizations from the DRC, CAR Sudan and worlwide international networks
10 Mar 2009
Open letter to President Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and General Joseph Kony, Leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)
19 Feb 2008
Annexure to the Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
12 Aug 2015
Bashir’s shadow visit to Uganda: The subjugation of justice to politics
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
12 Aug 2015
August 2015 issue of Legal Eye on the ICC
16 June 2015
On the Path to Vindicate Victims’ Rights in Uganda: Reflections on the Transitional Justice Process Since Juba
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
28 Apr 2015
Women’s Voices: A Call for Peace, Accountability and Reconciliation for the Greater North of Uganda
Lucy Hovil, IRRI
10 Feb 2015
Ongwen and the ICC: talking justice in Uganda
Institute for Security Studies
04 Feb 2015
Ongwen at the ICC: victim turned perpetrator
Refugee Law Project
26 Jan 2015
Ongwen's Justice Dilemma: Perspectives from Northern Uganda
Quotes and Statements
Author Date and Title
Global Voices
08 Mar 2012
Uganda: Can a Viral Video Really #StopKony?