From Child Soldier to War Criminal: The Story of Dominic Ongwen
23 September 2022 Dr. Kjell Anderson, Director of the Master of Human Rights Program and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Manitoba. Dominic Ongwen was abducted by Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) at the age of 9, becoming a child soldier, and eventually a commander responsible for a range of atrocities. Ongwen was recently convicted by the International Criminal Court. Dr. Kjell Anderson will discuss his research, which informs the dilemma posed by prosecuting a man for the same crimes that he is himself a victim.
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