Joan Kagezi: An advocate for victim-centred transitional justice

Joan Kagezi, Senior Principal State Attorney. Photo by Joseph Kiggundu, courtesy of Daily Monitor.

Joan Kagezi, Senior Principal State Attorney. Photo by Joseph Kiggundu, courtesy of Daily Monitor.

The Justice and Reconciliation Project wishes to offer the deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ugandan Senior Principal State Attorney, Joan Kagezi. Kagezi was an ardent advocate for victim-centred transitional justice, and played a central role in the establishment of the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda. JRP calls upon the Government of Uganda to thoroughly and expeditiously investigate Kagezi’s murder, and to hold to account the persons responsible. It should also continue to prioritise the processes of justice and reconciliation for which Kagezi tirelessly worked, such that all victims of terrorism and political violence in this country receive redress and accountability.

Although gone too soon, Kagezi’s legacy shall live on through the institutions and victims for which she tirelessly worked.  She shall be greatly missed. 

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