UK Parliament Early Day Motion calls for end to LRA violence
As NATO forces are in the skies over Libya, bombing forces that are threatening civilians, the people of Central East Africa may well wonder when the international community will come to help them.
Although the United States Congress has passed a bill requiring Joseph Kony’s capture there has been no meaningful action yet as a result.
Now, there’s a chance for the UK to play a part.
Labour MP for Falkirk, Eric Joyce, has introduced an Early Day Motion calling for, among other things, action “on the UK’s duty as a State Party of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to help arrest Joseph Kony and those members of the LRA subject to ICC warrants.”
Eric Joyce MP
Unfortunately, EDMs usually have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming law, needing the support of hundreds of MPs before even getting noticed.
This EDM has just 30 signatures.
The level of campaigning that will be needed to gather the required support is huge.