Report on the identity documents available in the Ugandan legal and administrative system and other supporting documentation for applications for participation in proceedings in Uganda

Published: 12/Oct/2007
Source: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Prepared by the Victims Participation and Reparations Section

  1. This report is submitted in accordance with the Decision on victims’ applications for participation a/0010/06, a/0064/06 to a/0070/06, a/0081/06 to a/0104/06 and a/0111/06 to a/0127/06, issued by the Single Judge on 10 August 2007. In this Decision, the Single Judge asked the Victims Participation and Reparation Section (VPRS) to submit a report on the identity documents available in the Ugandan legal and administrative system, having special regard to the questions raised in paragraph 20 of the said Decision.
  2. Since the VPRS has noted that applicants to participate in proceedings in the situation in Uganda and/or the case The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen appear to experience difficulties in providing other supporting documentation also, this report also includes information regarding death certificates and documents that are required to be produced by applicants that are organisations or institutions under rule 85(b) of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.
  3. This report addresses the following issues:
    I. Identity documents issued by the Ugandan legal and administrative system
    II. Other documents commonly used to prove identity in Uganda
    III. Documents relating to children
    IV. Documents supporting applications from organisations or institutions
    V. Difficulties experienced by applicants in producing copies of documentation
    VI. Conclusions and recommendations

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2007