ICC President Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi Expected Tomorrow

BY JULIUS OCUNGI
The President of the International Criminal Court Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi is tomorrow expected to make a maiden visit in Northern Uganda.

This has confirmed in a statement issued by the ICC’S Field Outreach Assistant for Uganda Jimmy Otim.

Otim says Fernandez is expected to arrive in the country tomorrow at the invitation of the Trust Fund for Victims to
visit the Trust Fund’s assistance projects in northern Uganda.

Her one week visit is to equip her and Trust Fund Board Members with a first-hand experience of the activities of the TFV projects supporting victims of the Lord Resistance Army Insurgency under its assistance mandate.

The ICC president is expected to visit war victims at Lukodi village
in Bungatira Sub County, Gulu District, where 54 locals were
massacred allegedly under the command of former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen in May 2004.

Ongwen is currently at ICC Detention center in Netherlands facing
70 counts of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity he allegedly committed in northern Uganda.