The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), in collaboration with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) and the Soroti Development Association & NGOs Network (SODANN), held a one-day dialogue on reparations for victims of conflict in northern Uganda on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Landmark Hotel in Soroti. The event was attended by 25 participants from across the greater North, including Teso, Lango, Acholi, Karamoja and West Nile sub-regions. Facilitators shared presentations on a range of topics relating to reparations, including a conceptual overview of reparations programmes, engendering reparations, international and domestic legal frameworks for reparations, stocktaking in the represented sub-regions, victims’ perspectives, the Kenyan experience, the relationship between reparations and development projects and building consensus and a way forward. Throughout the event, there were also opportunities for participants to share their views and experiences and ask questions or provide comments on the facilitators’ presentations. The majority of participant feedback is captured in the five Discussion sections of this report.
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