US Group Seeks Reparations For Northern War Victims


generic and geneva;”>This report indicates ways in which the country can redress and acknowledge victims of war, other past conflicts in Uganda basing on extensive surveys carried out in Northern, central and western Uganda. The report points out who was harmed during fighting and the kind of remedies they may need.

It further points out that many girls who were abducted and subjected to sexual violence during the war and returned home as young mothers are faced with social stigma and serious financial challenges which requires national intervention.

Ruben Carranza, Director ICTJ said the Government’s role in remedy to the consequences of conflicts has no substitute that even where violations were committed by the rebels, Ugandan government should offer a comprehensive programme that acknowledges the victims’ experience.

Boniface Ojok, the, Programmes Director for the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) said this organization was created to address issues of war victims and that they have been able to move to grassroots level to interact and talk to victims of all age groups.

From left Elena Naughton,Ruben Carranza Director ICTJ,Michael Otim and Boniface ojok ICTJ cordinator in Gulu

They have gone to areas in Western Uganda, Luweero, eastern region, Soroti, Kumi among others.

A two-decade war launched by warlord Joseph Kony left northerner Uganda bleeding.

Thousands were killed and millions left as refugees in the LRA war until 2006 when Kony was eventually defeated and sent into disarray in DRC and later Central African Republic.


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