Delegation of the European Union to Uganda

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In response to an invitation from the Ugandan authorities, the European Union will deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Uganda to observe the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections which are scheduled for 18 February. This will be the third time that the European Union observes elections in Uganda – previous missions took place in 2006 and 2011 - which reflects the EU's sustained commitment to supporting credible, transparent and inclusive elections in the country. 
 

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The on-going crisis in Burundi and its regional impact; the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda; the state of play of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the region; and the fight against the illegal exploitation and trade of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region were amongst the items on the agenda of the meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) for the Great Lakes Region that took place in Brussels on 18 June.

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vĕra Jourová, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, issued the following statement on the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February:

Today, as well as all over the year, we join our voices to say: Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in Europe and worldwide.

The transfer of Dominic Ongwen, an alleged brigade commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, to The Hague for trial is a significant achievement for international justice. Mr Ongwen has been transferred pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. 

The EU congratulates all those who made this transfer possible. Their efforts in this respect are helping bring justice for the thousands of victims of the LRA, and among them many children.

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The transfer of Dominic Ongwen, an alleged brigade commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, to The Hague for trial is a significant achievement for international justice. Mr Ongwen has been transferred pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes. 

The EU congratulates all those who made this transfer possible. Their efforts in this respect are helping bring justice for the thousands of victims of the LRA, and among them many children.

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