Eamon Gilmore Photo by: Google Images

Foreign Minister says Ireland supports bringing Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony to justice


Eamon Gilmore Photo by: Google Images

Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore has said he is "greatly concerned" that Joseph Kony and his collaborators remain "at large" in Central Africa, and that Ireland strongly supports the International Criminal Court as it seeks to bring the Ugandan war lord to justice.

The International Criminal Court issued a warrant for Kony's arrest on 33 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes in 2005. A viral video campaign by Invisible Children has recently raised public awareness of the atrocious violence reportedly carried out over two decades in Uganda.

Speaking in Dáil last week, Tánaiste and minister for Foreign Affairs Gilmore said, “Ireland, both directly and as a member of the European Union, provides ongoing support, including funding, for the Court and for its work. This year, our contribution towards the running costs of the Court will amount to some €800,000."

Gilmore also detailed the aid provided to Uganda. Ireland, through Irish Aid, will commit some €22.5 million funding to the African country between 2010 and 2014, reports TheJournal.ie.


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: