In this conference, the statute may be amended to also include the crime of aggression which is facing stiff debate from some states.
America, which puts substantial resources into this court does not favour the amendment. Anyway, over 80 heads of states will be in Kampala but the media should improve the relaying of information to the public concerning the ICC and what it means to host it.
Firstly, Uganda is a member state and a signatory to the Rome Statute. Moreso African states played a crucial role in initially setting up the court and the majority of the cases now before the court were brought at the specific request of these states.
In fact, Uganda was the first to refer its situation of the LRA and Kony to the court. Besides, the Amnesty Commission still offers a blanket amnesty for all those who abandon rebellion.
Does the public know what the ICC is about?