Uganda AG assures MPs that threats to pull out of the ICC have no basis
Thursday April 13 2017
Sudanese President Omar al Bashir at a State function in Uganda. African Union leaders have consistently refused to enforce an ICC arrest warrant against the Sudanese leader. FILE PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI
This affirmation by William Byaruhanga is likely to be read as a betrayal of some of Uganda’s allies especially those that drew inspiration from President Museveni’s attacks on the ICC and calls for Africa’s non-co-operation with it.
Addressing the public during his fifth inauguration, President Museveni used the introduction of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir to tear into the ICC. The first warrant for arrest for President Bashir was issued on March 4, 2009 and the second on July 12, 2010 for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Darfur region.