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captivity … My uncle beats us and said he would kill us. He doesn’t want rebel children, Kony children, at home (girl). ∵ Introduction: War and Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda Northern Uganda has slowly been emerging from a twenty-year civil war that lasted from 1986 to 2007. Led by Joseph

In: Global Responsibility to Protect

Violence in Northern Uganda Northern Uganda has slowly been emerging from a twenty-year civil war that lasted from 1986 to 2007. Led by Joseph Kony, the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army ( lra ) was formed to counter the abuse and oppression that the Acholi experienced at the hands of the Ugandan government. 1

In: Children and the Responsibility to Protect
The ICC between Law and Politics in Darfur and Northern Uganda
Author: Philipp Kastner
The International Criminal Court (ICC) plays a particularly delicate role in situations of ongoing armed conflicts, both from a legal and a political perspective. While the primary objective of the ICC Statute is to end impunity, States Parties and the UN Security Council were mainly driven by political considerations when they triggered ICC jurisdiction over the situations in northern Uganda and Darfur. In this book, the author discusses strategies within the legal framework governing the Court to counter such politicization. He concludes that although the ICC can have beneficial effects on ongoing armed conflicts, its primary raison d’être should not be to influence politics but to continue to fight impunity in the long run.
Author: Steven C. Roach

The ongoing civil war in Northern Uganda has taken its toll on the local population. In an effort to redress the effects of the civil war in Northern Uganda, local, state and international leaders and officials have sought to revive the ancient procedure of mato oput , practiced by the

In: International Criminal Law Review
Author: Tim Allen

also grateful to Moses Adonga, Alex de Waal, Holly Porter, Rebecca Tapscott, Anna Macdonald and Sophie Hooge Seebach, all of who generously provided detailed comments. 1 Introduction In August 2014, the town of Gulu in the Acholi region of northern Uganda was buzzing with stories about murders

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Kevin Ward

'THE ARMIES OF THE LORD': CHRISTIANITY, REBELS AND THE STATE IN NORTHERN UGANDA, 1986-1999 BY KEVIN WARD (University of Leeds) ABSTRACT The accession to power of the National Resistance Movement in Uganda in 1986 was intended to inaugurate a new beginning for Uganda, an end to the political

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Holly E. Porter

imprisoned. “But”, she explained, “I didn’t tell the police. I told the home people and they decided to settle it that way. I have to accept it because I can’t decide anything like that alone”. Her lamentable situation highlights common dynamics that exist after rape in northern Uganda. Non

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Julian Hopwood

), which commissioned the development of a Land Conflict Monitoring and Mapping Tool ( lcmmt ) for the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda. 5 This undertook a comprehensive mapping of land disputes, identifying trends within the area most affected by the northern Ugandan conflict, the Lord’s Resistance

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
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