Court in Hague Issues Arrest Warrants for Ugandan Rebels - New York Times: "Court in Hague Issues Arrest Warrants for Ugandan Rebels
By MARLISE SIMONS
Published: October 14, 2005
PARIS, Oct. 14 -The new International Criminal Court in The Hague took a big step on Friday toward becoming a global human rights tribunal when it confirmed it had issued its first arrest warrants.
The court, which has been working in The Hague since 2002 despite resistance and a continuing boycott by the United States, said it was seeking the arrest of the leader and four commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army, a two-decade-old rebel movement in Uganda.
The charges include brutalizing civilians, including killing, raping and robbing them, and systematically kidnapping children, forcing them to fight and using them as slaves."