Justice and Accountability in Northern Uganda

The LRA and the Government of Uganda (GoU) have waged a brutal guerrilla war for over two decades that has heavily impacted citizenry of the Greater North of Uganda, South Sudan, and, more recently, of CAR and the DRC. The GoU responded, in part, by encouraging most of the citizenry in heavily affected areas into camps, which were soon afflicted by disease and despair. Between 1987 and 2008, in northern Uganda alone, nearly two million people were displaced and impoverished, at least 60,000 youth kidnapped and forced to serve in the LRA, and untold thousands killed. Thousands more experienced torture, rape, slavery, sexual slavery, inhuman and degrading treatment and abuse, or saw their family members, friends, and neighbors killed, raped, beaten, or displaced. Nearly everyone in the region felt the effects as health, education, and social welfare systems crumbled.

Our project seeks to provide timely, precise, and insightful documentary evidence and analysis, drawing on our investigation into how victims and survivors view and experience these justice mechanisms. We aim to inform the processes as well as policies and responses that emerge as the processes unfold.

Briefing Paper: Recovery in Northern Uganda How are people surviving post-conflict?
recovery

In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and...

Read More
Briefing Paper: The war-wounded and recovery in Northern Uganda

In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and...

Read More
Briefing Paper: The impact of serious crimes during the war on households today in Northern Uganda

In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and...

Read More
Briefing Paper: Making Gender-Just Remedy and Reparations Possible Upholding the Rights of Women and Girls in Uganda's Greater North
gender-just reparations

Victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law have a clearly established right to remedy and reparation. This right must be recognized without discrimination of...

Read More
Making Gender-Just Remedy and Reparation Possible Upholding the Rights of Women and Girls in the Greater North of Uganda

Victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law have a clearly established right to remedy and reparation. This right must be recognized without discrimination of...

Read More
The Dust Has Not Yet Settled: Victims’ Views on The Right to Remedy and Reparation A Report from the Greater North of Uganda
By Dyan Mazurana | March 2012

This report outlines the views and priorities of victims of serious violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law which resulted from the conflict between the Government of Uganda and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army,

Read More
Accountability and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

By Khristopher Carlson and Dyan Mazurana. 2010. Sharanjeet Parmar, Mindy Jane Roseman, Saudamini Siegrist, and Theo Sowa (eds.) Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation. Harvard University Press.

Read More

“Disability and recovery from war in northern Uganda”

This article explores the prevalence and impact of disabilities resulting from war crimes committed by parties to the conflict between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army. In addition, the article considers Uganda’s promising legal framework of rights for persons with disabilities. Published in Third World Thematics in December 2016.

 

 

“Women survivors and their children born of wartime sexual violence in northern Uganda”

Girls and women who bear children owing to wartime sexual violence committed by armed actors face challenges in gaining acceptance on return to their families and societies. This study analyses the lives of women survivors and their children born of wartime sexual violence in Uganda.

 

 

Struggle for Recovery: Women’s Stories from Northern Uganda
June 2017

Women’s lives in northern Uganda have been shaped by the decades-long war between the government of Uganda and the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The war stopped a decade ago,...