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    Posted January 17, 2013 by
    Peterohara
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    Jean-Yves Ollivier : how the ICC could have stopped Joseph Kony

     
    French businessman and African insider Jean-Yves Ollivier claims that the International Criminal Court could have stopped Joseph Kony's mass killings years ago if only the ICC had agreed to amnisty the war lord as requested by Ugandese president Yoweni Museveni.

    According to Ollivier, Joseph Kony and Ugandese officials started negotiations in 2006 in order to put an end to the civil war torning the country apart. Kony's request were to get cattle, two houses... and amnesty.

    Former Mozambican President Joachim Chissano, who was heading the mediation team went to meet ICC prosecutor Luis-Moreno Ocampo who refused to compromise and drop the charges against Kony.

    As a result, more than six years later, the ICC’s dogmatic posture is responsible for thousands and deaths and the continuing devastation of Uganda, says Jean-Yves Ollivier who was part of the negociating team along with Chissano.

    Is there a time when moral standards have to adjust to reality? Does the fate of a criminal such as Kony is worth the lives of that many innocent civilians?
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