Kony 2012: Now that we have your attention

John Siebert Africa, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

No sense just piling on. The Kony 2012 viral video has elevated awareness of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa to stratospheric heights. Over the past few days the critics have weighed in, including many Ugandans. And the folks at Invisible Children, who created the 29-minute video, have responded. We all want the source of insecurity addressed—yes, Kony needs …

The ICC’s Pursuit of the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Limits of Criminal Proceedings

John Siebert Africa, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert Published in The Conrad Grebel Review, Volume 28 No. 3, Fall 2010 The  International  Criminal  Court  (ICC)  was  created  “to  investigate, prosecute and punish those who commit war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity”- many of whom would otherwise escape punishment in their home countries. Through the process of prosecuting these individuals, the ICC wants to deter …

The LRA and the ICC: Bad Facts Make Bad International Criminal Jurisprudence

John Siebert Africa, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2010 Volume 31 Issue 1 The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created “to investigate, prosecute and punish those who commit war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity”—many of whom would otherwise escape punishment in their home countries (DFAIT 2007). Through the process of prosecuting such individuals, the ICC also intends to deter others from …

Peace Unsigned: The LRA Guarantee for the Peace Dividend in Northern Uganda

John Siebert Africa, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2008 Volume 29 Issue 4 Whoever manages to get to this man, tell him that this is the last time I am trying to meet him. It should not be me to ask for a meeting with him. I do not need a meeting with him; it is him who needs a meeting with …

Uganda–Lord’s Resistance Army Peace Negotiations: Addressing Dead Ends in a Maze

Tasneem Jamal

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2007 Volume 28 Issue 4 Project Ploughshares continues its peacebuilding work with the Africa Peace Forum through policy development projects on the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Sudan and the creation of a peace and security architecture for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) community that includes Sudan and Uganda. The …

The Horn of Africa: Building Sustainable Security in a Fragile Region

Tasneem Jamal

Author Abdul Omar The Ploughshares Monitor March 2001 Volume 22 Issue 1 Since 1994 Project Ploughshares has been engaged in a number of peace and disarmament initiatives in the Horn of Africa. In partnership with the Africa Peace Forum (APFO), a Nairobi-based NGO, we have undertaken a process of Track II diplomacy in the Sudan conflict, and have been coordinating the …