Watchlist Activities


Lord’s Resistance Army (negotiations pending 8 months, since the Secretary-General’s Report of 25 May 2012)

  • Encourage all relevant States to ensure their militaries adopt standard operating procedures for the reception and handover of LRA children to child protection actors;
  • Encourage the African Union Regional Task Force to deploy a child protection advisor and to adequately mainstream child protection concerns throughout the Task Force;
  • Urge relevant States to apprehend LRA leaders wanted by the International Criminal Court and transfer them for trial;
  • Call on Uganda and all regional States to ensure their legal codes are in compliance with their international obligations with regard to accountability for grave violations against children, in particular the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court;
  • Call on donors to provide more support to the long-term reintegration of children separated from the LRA.

Field Monitors


UN Action

Year listed: 2003
Action Plans Signed: Government of Uganda (August 2007)
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Uganda: 2009, 2008, 2007
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Uganda: 2010, 2008, 2007
International Criminal Court (Date prosecution applied for a warrant of arrest): Lord’s Resistance Army (2005)

Perpetrators listed since Security Council Resolution 1612:
2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) a a,b,c a,c
Local Defence Units (LDUs) a
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) a a,b,c,e a,c a a a a,b,c a,b,c
Government armed forces and defence units - Local defence units a,b a,c
a: Parties that recruit and use children
b: Parties that kill and maim children
c: Parties that commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children
d: Parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals
e: Parties that engage in abduction of children
f: Parties that deny humanitarian access to children
* This party has concluded an action plan with the United Nations in line with Security Council resolutions 1539 (2004) and 1612 (2005).