The Registrar of the International Criminal Court, Silvana Arbia, visits Uganda today to discuss the indictment against Lord's Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony and his prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Italian lawyer, Silvana Arbia, was recently appointed to her position as ICC Registrar to serve a five year term succeeding Bruno Cathala from France. During her visit she will meet with representatives from the local authorities, non-governmental and international organisations, and the media from the war affected communities of the Acholi, Teso, Lango and Madi regions.
As head of the ICC Registry Ms. Arbia's core function is to provide administrative and operational support to all organs of the Court. It has specific responsibilities with respect to ensuring victims' participation, the protection of witnesses and victims, and support for defence.
In September 2005 the ICC issued warrants of arrest for Joseph Kony and four senior commanders of the LRA
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