Situational analysis on current perceptions of amnesty in Acholi-land

Today, JRP’s Community Documentation department released their latest publication, a brief situational analysis titled, “To Pardon or to Punish? Current Perceptions and Opinions on Uganda’s Amnesty in Acholi-land.”

Although Uganda’s Amnesty Act entered into force in 2000, it has recently been subjected to a renewed discussion, questioning its relevance in the current context of the conflict. Even in the war‐affected northern region of Uganda, it appears that mixed reactions prevail among the local population. Against this background, this brief situational analysis projects people’s opinions and perceptions on amnesty and provides recommendations for the Amnesty Commission as well as stakeholders concerned.

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