Teddy Atim discusses engagement with the state in Uganda

Teddy Atim shared her experiences on a panel at the Transitional Justice in the Great Lakes Region Conference hosted by International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) from May 17-18, 2016. The panel discussed the role that civil society has played in pursuing transitional justice and the need for state support for the processes to meet their objectives. Teddy shared Feinstein’s experience in engaging with the state in Uganda. She discussed the results of her work, reflected on where it was success and why, and the challenges she faced in the process. She described the crucial role that local groups play in interaction with the state, including the idea that states are more likely to listen to those on the ground than those more removed.

The conference took place in Kampala, Uganda. It drew participation from countries within the Great Lakes Region, including state and civil society organizations from South Sudan, Kenya, Burundi, DRC, and Uganda.