Soroti, Uganda, 16 May 2007- Eighty leaders from the Internally Displaced People's camps of Kaberamaido district, Teso region, have taken part in a two-day informational workshop about the International Criminal Court. The workshop, which ended today, was held in Soroti town, Soroti district. It was attended by leaders from Alwa, Anyara, Abalang, Idamakan, Kamekadan, Kalaki, Kaberamaido (township) and Otuboi camps.
During the meeting, participants invited Court officials to address mass meetings for IDP camp dwellers and neighbouring communities. The first meetings, with the participation of about 1,000 adults are scheduled to take place in the IDP camps of Abalang, Anyara sub-county and Otuboi, Otuboi sub-county in the first week of June 2007.
Earlier, Court officials from the Registry made presentations on the Court's mandate, its investigation in Northern Uganda, judicial phases and how victims could participate in ICC proceedings. They also distributed ICC materials and listened to concerns presented by the participants.
Participants committed to sharing information about the ICC during regular meetings held in the camps.
For more information, please contact Mr. Charles-Martin Jjuuko, Field Public Information and Outreach Coordinator for Uganda, Tel: +256-31-2261879, Email: Charles.Jjuuko@icc-cpi.int