On Thursday 10th July 2009, a Working Paper, Tradition in Transition: Drawing on the Old to Develop a new Jurisprudence for dealing with Uganda’s Legacy of Violence, was launched by Principle Judge, Hon. Justice James O. Ogoola.
The Paper is a result of extensive field studies conducted in the districts of Moroto, Abim, Kotido, Kaabong, Lira, Gulu, Amuru, Soroti, Kumi, Pallisa, Amuria. It examines the jurisprudence of traditional justice across northern Uganda, and to see where these fit into broader efforts to develop transitional justice in Uganda as well as achieve national reconciliation and sustainable peace in Uganda. The paper provides both answers and some further questions that must be considered in Uganda‘s ongoing attempts to implement the Juba Peace Agreements.
To access this Working Paper, please visit http://www.beyondjuba.org/working_papers/BJP.WP1.pdf or http://www.refugeelawproject.org/working_papers/BJP.WP1.pdf