Our working paper series presents in depth analyses of specific situations that have been investigated or recorded by RLP research trips. These working papers attempt to maintain a careful balance by being academically rigorous yet highly accessible to non-specialists, bearing in mind the difficulties and risks of conducting research in often volatile regions.

Hidden Realities: Screening for Experiences of Violence amongst War-Affected South Sudanese Refugees in northern Uganda

Working Paper 25 - This paper explores whether a systematic approach to screening for experiences of violence (sexual, physical and psychological) is possible in a range of humanitarian settings (just arrived and longer-term, rural and urban) and, if so, what kinds of levels of disclosure are found, what are some of the factors influencing disclosure positively and negatively, and what might be the cost of addressing the most urgent needs.

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AMMBIGUOUS IMPACTS: Effects of the International Criminal Court Investigations in Northern Uganda

Working Paper 22 - This report analyses the role of the International Criminal Court's investigations on the conflict between the Lord's Resistance Army and the government of Uganda and uses relevant literature and field interviews to examine the impact of the Court on the Juba Peace Talks, conflict mitigation and deterrence, and future reconciliation efforts as northern Uganda continues on a path of post-conflict recovery.
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Promoting accountability for conflict-related sexual violence against men: A comparative legal analysis of international and domestic laws relating to IDP and refugee men in Uganda

Working Paper 24 This paper reflects an innovative collaboration between the Refugee Law Project and the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. It addresses an issue of growing concern to gender activists, human rights and humanitarian actors,as well as governments, namely: what legal remedies are available to male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence? Are such remedies to be found within the domestic or the international sphere? Are they best addressed as human rights violations? Through war crimes tribunals? Or through a combination of transitional justice measures? Are the same remedies available to all victims, or are refugees treated differently from IDPs or citizens?

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PARTIAL JUSTICE: Formal and Informal Justice Mechanisms in Post Conflict West Nile

Working Paper 21 - This report focuses on the relationship between different mechanisms of justice in West Nile's post conflict context, and people's perceptions of their relevance and accessibility at community level.
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FROM ARID ZONES INTO THE DESERT: The Uganda National IDP Policy Implementation 2004-2012.

Working Paper 23 - This working paper compliments RLP's previous work on IDPs and forced migrants by examining the political, institutional and financial factors that may have impeded Uganda's IDP policy effective implementation since its adoption in 2004. Using a case study of conflict and non-conflict induced displacement in Mt Elgon sub-region and northern Uganda; the study as well explored the policy's relevance in comparison to other existing frameworks such as the PRDP in addressing a wide scope of issues related to internal displacement in the country.
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"GIVING OUT THEIR DAUGHTERS FOR THEIR SURVIVAL”: Refugee Self-Reliance, 'Vulnerability', and the Paradox of Early Marriage

Working Paper 20 - This report examines the widespread occurrence of early marriage in Uganda's refugee settlements and how this phenomenon relates to the vulnerability and self reliance paradigms which underpin official protection and assistance.
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