ICC is not a donor, official tells Gulu bishop

Wednesday July 22 2015

By JOHN OKOT

Gulu. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has told survivors of the Lukodi massacre that they will not be directly compensated but would benefit from rehabilitation interventions.
Speaking at the celebration of ICC Day in Lukodi village at the weekend, ICC Outreach Coordinator in-charge of Uganda and Kenya, Maria Kamara Mabinty, said the ICC was not a “donor-giving organisation” but an international legal court aimed at enforcing justice and fighting impunity. Ms Kamara was responding to retired Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese Nelson Onono Onweng’s request to the ICC to set up a vocational school as a form of reparation for the survivors of the massacres. Dominic Ongwen, one of the top five LRA commanders indicted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity, is suspected to have been behind the 2014 Lukodi massacre.

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