This edition of the Justice and Reconciliation Project’s quarterly magazine Voices deals with an important aspect of transitional justice – victim participation. The extent to which victims of conflict contribute to TJ processes has significant implications for policy development and the lives of grassroots communities that were affected by war. Fortunately, the Government has recognised the importance of victim participation. In May 2013, the Justice Law and Order Sector of the Government of Uganda (JLOS) asked JRP and Avocats Sans Frontiers (ASF) to conduct a victim stakeholder consultation on the recently developed TJ Policy to garner views of victims on a policy that would affect their lives. The result was a wide array of opinions that were shared and which will hopefully shape the policy to be as victim-centred as possible.
In this issue, we have articles dealing with the challenges and successes victims of conflict have experienced in organising themselves. Read more.
Voices Issue 05 (pdf)