Higgs, Bryn

Higgs, Bryn

Bryn Higgs

1 February 2010Feature

How local peace efforts in Northern Uganda were trumped by the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrants

“Can they not see what they are doing? They will cause the war to continue”. John-Bosco1 looked at me, pointing to the day’s copy of the New Vision newspaper open on the café table. It was hard to know how to answer this question; I had been struggling with it for months.

John-Bosco was a night watchman with a family growing up amidst the conflict. He was one of the first people to welcome my wife and I to Gulu, Northern Uganda, when we arrived in 2001.

Now it was…