Event Title

Traditional Justice as an Alternative for Child Soldiers

Speaker

James Pirtle

Streaming Media

Description

The presentation entails the tragic story of Thomas Kwoyelo, former child soldier turned Commander in the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. He is the first combatant to be slated for trial in the new International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda. Kwoyelo's defense team won his case on appeal on equal protection grounds (though the government has refused to release him). We will discuss the status of this case, moral culpability, the plight of the child soldier, and the lasting consequences on the accused, the state, and the victims of rebellion."

About the Lecturer: James Pirtle, Seattle trial lawyer

Document Type

Event

Start Date

16-4-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Thomas Kwoyelo, Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Apr 16th, 12:00 PM Apr 16th, 1:15 PM

Traditional Justice as an Alternative for Child Soldiers

Fairhaven College Auditorium

The presentation entails the tragic story of Thomas Kwoyelo, former child soldier turned Commander in the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. He is the first combatant to be slated for trial in the new International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda. Kwoyelo's defense team won his case on appeal on equal protection grounds (though the government has refused to release him). We will discuss the status of this case, moral culpability, the plight of the child soldier, and the lasting consequences on the accused, the state, and the victims of rebellion."

About the Lecturer: James Pirtle, Seattle trial lawyer