JRP-IJR Policy Briefs on TJ in Northern Uganda

From November 2010 to February 2011, the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP), in collaboration with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), organized a series of consultations with victims of conflict in Northern Uganda, entitled ‘Enhancing Grassroots Involvement in Transitional Justice Debates.’ The consultations, held in the Acholi/Lango, Teso, and West Nile sub‐regions, focused on truth‐telling, traditional justice, reparations and gender justice within the context of Uganda’s transitional justice processes.

Based on views from grassroots communities, we have released a series of policy briefs that elaborate on these four areas and provide a series of recommendations to the Government of Uganda, cultural institutions, the International Criminal Court and other stakeholders.

To read more about each of the briefs, visit the links below:

Traditional Justice and War Crimes in Northern Uganda
JRP-IJR Policy Brief No. 1
By Lino Owor Ogora and Tim Murithi

Pay Us so We Can Forget: Reparations for Victims and Affected Communities in Northern Uganda
JRP-IJR Policy Brief No. 2
By Lindsay McClain and Allan Ngari

Missing Stories: Truth-seeking Processes in Northern Uganda
JRP-IJR Policy Brief No. 3
By Roza Freriks and Lino Owor Ogora

Gender Justice and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda
JRP-IJR Policy Brief No. 4
By Sylvia Opinia and Friederike Bubenzer

We will be officially launching these policy briefs in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details on dates and locations.

Note: IJR has posted the same briefs on their blog here.