DOWNLOAD This HiiL report follows the outcomes of nation-wide justice needs and satisfaction survey that HiiL conducted in Uganda in 2016. That report showed that justice problems relating to the family rank constitute the most prevalent justice problem for Ugandans. More than 1 million serious family justice problems occur in Uganda every year: most of them are domestic violence and separation related. As in other countries, our survey shows high impact of family problems on people’s lives. Impact on women is more severe than impact on men. The Family Justice report contains a deeper understanding of the family-related problems that…
In 2006, The Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army commenced peace talks to end the conflict in Northern Uganda. In June 2007, the GoU and the LRA signed an, annexure to the final peace Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation, which required the Government to establish both formal and non-formal justice mechanisms to address accountability and reparations for atrocities committed in Northern Uganda. In line with the Juba Peace Agreement calling for the establishment of accountability mechanisms for crimes perpetrated during the conflict, the Government of Uganda established the War Crimes Division in 2008, now the International Crimes Division…
H W Tadeo Asiimwe - Judiciary H W Margaret Tibulya - Judiciary (Alternate) Ms. Melody Ginamia - Uganda Human Rights Commission Ms. Freda Nalumansi - Uganda Human Rights Commission Ms Florence Ochago - Law Reform Commission Ms Jane Adongo - Law Reform Commission Mr. Steven Mubiru - Law Development Centre Mr. Aaron Besigye - Uganda Law Society
Dominic Ongwen is a former second-in-command to Joseph Kony, within the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), who was surrendered to the Seleka rebels at the Central African Republic –South Sudan border in January 2015. He is now in custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Who is Dominic Ongwen? Mr. Ongwen is an adult Ugandan allegedly born in 1975 in Amuru District, in northern Uganda. He admits he is a former commander of the LRA and that he was abducted around the age of 14 years. What crimes is Dominic Ongwen accused of committing? Mr. Ongwen is accused of committing crimes…
The Justice Law and Sector held a high level breakfast meeting on the 4th December 2014 at Hotel Africana to discuss key issues in the fight against corruption in Uganda, but with specific focus to the Justice Law and Order Sector(JLOS). The meeting was organized in conjunction with partners from the Accountability Sector as part of the buildup events towards the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2014. The theme of the meeting was; Fghting corruption in JLOS: A collective effort to promote integrity and enhance access to JLOS services for all. The theme underpins two critical results of the…