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In Search of Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

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More than a decade after the collapse of the Juba peace talks in South Sudan between the Lord’s Resistance Army/Movement (LRA/M) and the government of Uganda (GoU) to end the northern Uganda conflict (see “Conflict”), the journey toward achieving justice for the victims and survivors and reconciliation (see “Reconciliation”) and building durable and sustainable peace in the region has been fraught with disagreements and challenges. Although justice is often seen as a prerequisite for reconciliation and lasting peace (see “Peace”), there is no agreement among the users of the concept on what it means to call a situation just or unjust. In the case of northern Uganda, for those who support the International Criminal Court (ICC), justice entails retribution and punishing those who committed the most serious crimes against civilians, what has been called retributive justice. However, in...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ResearcherSt AndrewsUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jasmin Ramovic
  • Liridona Veliu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityDublinIreland