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Request for information from the DR of Congo on the status of execution of the warrants of arrest issued in connection with the situation in Uganda

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ICC-CPI-20081021-PR363-ENG

Situation: Uganda

Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

The Hague, 21 October 2008 - Pre-Trial Chamber II requested today the Democratic Republic of the Congo to provide the Chamber with detailed information, preferably no later than 17 November 2008, on the measures taken for the execution of the warrants of arrest issued in 2005 against four leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in the territory of Uganda.

On 27 September 2005 the requests for arrest and surrender of Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen, were submitted to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following information received by the Chamber from the Republic of Uganda stating that the LRA has for more than three years been based in that country, more specifically in Garamba National Park.

Pre-Trial Chamber II noted that Article 87 (7) of the Rome Statute, provides that when a State Party fails to comply with a request to cooperate, the Court may make a finding to that effect and refer the matter to the Assembly of States Parties.

The Chamber ordered the Registrar to promptly transmit the request to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The situation in Uganda was referred to the Court by that State Party on 29 January 2004. The Prosecutor opened an investigation into the situation on 29 July 2004.

For further information please contact Ms Sonia Robla, Head of Public Information and Documentation Section at +31 (0)70 515-8089 or +31 (0) 646448726 or at sonia.robla@icc-cpi.int