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A Test Case for Justice in Uganda

Expand Thomas Kwoyelo at the opening of his trial at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Gulu, Uganda, on 24 September 2018.  © 2018 Patrick Uma An alleged commander in the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Thomas Kwoyelo, has been in prison since he was captured by Ugandan forces in 2009. He has been awaiting trial at the International Crimes Division (ICD) of Uganda’s High Court, one of Africa’s first specially created chambers designed to try the most serious crimes, like war crimes or crimes against humanity, in the country they were committed. He has been detained…

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