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Uganda, LRA och ICC: mer än man ser vid första anblicken

Tornberg, Hannes LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The people of northern Uganda has for decades been entangled in a conflict between, on the one hand, crude government forces and, on the other hand, the brutal rebel organization the Lord’s Resistance Army led by the ruthless Joseph Kony. In 2003 the Ugandan government referred the situation to the International Criminal Court with the official stance that their intention was to, through capturing the LRA’s leaders, bring an end to the conflict and secure peace and security to the people of northern Uganda. These intensions, however, are disputed and the goodwill of the Ugandan government is not as self-evident as they attempt to portray it. Neither is the involvement of the International Criminal Court in the conflict undisputably... (More)
The people of northern Uganda has for decades been entangled in a conflict between, on the one hand, crude government forces and, on the other hand, the brutal rebel organization the Lord’s Resistance Army led by the ruthless Joseph Kony. In 2003 the Ugandan government referred the situation to the International Criminal Court with the official stance that their intention was to, through capturing the LRA’s leaders, bring an end to the conflict and secure peace and security to the people of northern Uganda. These intensions, however, are disputed and the goodwill of the Ugandan government is not as self-evident as they attempt to portray it. Neither is the involvement of the International Criminal Court in the conflict undisputably positive and it may arguably pose a danger to the swift seizure of hostilities and violence.
Through an argumentation of analysis on the Referral of the situation concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army, submitted by the Republic of Uganda to the International Criminal Court in 2003, this paper attempts to highlight the difficulties in providing a sufficiently unbiased narrative of a conflict through the process of a state’s referral of a situation to the International Criminal Court as laid down in the Rome Statute. It is shown that the absence of additional perspectives on the situation makes the need for scrutinizing argumentation essential in order to be able to create an independent view on, and understanding for, a conflict situation.

Keywords: narrative, Yoweri Museveni, the Lord’s Resistance Army, the International Criminal Court, the Acholi-people, Uganda (Less)
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author
Tornberg, Hannes LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
the International Criminal Court, the Lord’s Resistance Army, narrative, Yoweri Museveni, the Acholi-people, Uganda, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
language
Swedish
additional info
Uppsatsens argumentationsanalys är utförd på dokumentet:
Referral of the Situation Concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army, Submitted by the Republic of Uganda, 16
december 2003.
Tillhandahållet av San Diego State University.
Tillgänglig på: http://www-
rohan.sdsu.edu/~abranch/Current Projects/Uganda ICC Referral 2003.pdf
 
Åtkomst: 2012-05-28.
Det finns även länkat till i uppsatsdokumentet.
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2595445
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 13:48:47
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2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {The people of northern Uganda has for decades been entangled in a conflict between, on the one hand, crude government forces and, on the other hand, the brutal rebel organization the Lord’s Resistance Army led by the ruthless Joseph Kony. In 2003 the Ugandan government referred the situation to the International Criminal Court with the official stance that their intention was to, through capturing the LRA’s leaders, bring an end to the conflict and secure peace and security to the people of northern Uganda. These intensions, however, are disputed and the goodwill of the Ugandan government is not as self-evident as they attempt to portray it. Neither is the involvement of the International Criminal Court in the conflict undisputably positive and it may arguably pose a danger to the swift seizure of hostilities and violence. 
	Through an argumentation of analysis on the Referral of the situation concerning the Lord’s Resistance Army, submitted by the Republic of Uganda to the International Criminal Court in 2003, this paper attempts to highlight the difficulties in providing a sufficiently unbiased narrative of a conflict through the process of a state’s referral of a situation to the International Criminal Court as laid down in the Rome Statute. It is shown that the absence of additional perspectives on the situation makes the need for scrutinizing argumentation essential in order to be able to create an independent view on, and understanding for, a conflict situation.

Keywords: narrative, Yoweri Museveni, the Lord’s Resistance Army, the International Criminal Court, the Acholi-people, Uganda},
  author       = {Tornberg, Hannes},
  keyword      = {the International Criminal Court,the Lord’s Resistance Army,narrative,Yoweri Museveni,the Acholi-people,Uganda,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Uganda, LRA och ICC: mer än man ser vid första anblicken},
  year         = {2012},
}