Uganda assembles a team of 19 experts for the DRC Plunder case

Uganda assembles a team of 19 experts for the DRC reparation case

The government has assembled a team of 19 local and international experts in the proceedings on the DRC reparation case.

The case is before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning Uganda’s armed activities in August 1997 and June 2003.

Experts selected include Attorney General William Byaruhanga, Uganda’s envoy to Brussels Mirjam Blaak, Solicitor General al Francis Atoke, the Commissioner for contracts and Negotiations in the Ministry of Justice, Mr John Bosco Suuza and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Director for Legal, Col Timothy Kanyonya. These are attending physically.

Others are international lawyers Yuri Parkhomenko and Lawrence Martin of the Washington DC-based law firm, Foley Hoag LLP, specializing in public international law and representing sovereign states in international law and tribunals.

Rounding up the team of 19, are the Deputy Solicitor General, Mr Christopher Gashirabake, the acting director of civil litigation in Justice ministry, Ms Christine Kaahwa, Foreign Affairs ministry’s acting Director of Regional and International Affairs, Mr Arthur Kafeero and State attorneys Jeffrey Atwine Richarc Adrole, Fadhil Mawanda, Geofrey Madete, and Mr Alex Byaruhanga. These will join in via video link from Kampala.