Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJG)

Violent conflicts in the Great Lakes region have taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, displaced millions more and left legacies of untreated physical, psychological and social wounds that continue to impact on governance – and to demand transitional justice. 

The Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G) Programme collaborates with multiple stakeholders to connect the often segregated fields of forced migration, transitional justice, and governance, and to promote dealing with legacies of violence as the basis for a just, peaceful and sustainable future for Uganda.

The CTJ&G Programme activities include: 

  • Research on issues of justice, identity, ownership, belonging, and rights in post-conflict settings 
  • Gathering and documentation of conflict evidence, such as information on conflict sites, and specific atrocities committed
  • In-depth analysis of conflict trends and early warning systems
  • Advocacy on behalf of forced migrants and survivors of mass atrocities
  • Engagement with government stakeholders, the media, and impacted local communities 
  • Policy recommendations at the local, national, and international levels with which to build peace, achieve justice and promote reconciliation. 

The CTJ&G Programme is active in all of RLP’s field offices, Gulu, Kitgum, Mbarara, and Hoima, as well as the Kampala head office. The Programme has four distinct projects: the Advisory Consortium on Conflict Sensitivity, Beyond Juba, the National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre, and the Institute for African Transitional Justice. 

Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance Projects

National Memory & Peace Documentation Centre

The National Memory & Peace Documentation Centre (NMPDC), an initiative in close collaboration with Kitgum District Local Government aims to be a living memorial of Uganda’s multiple conflicts. NMPDC collects, organises, archives and communicates Uganda’s conflict related memories and efforts made towards justice and reconciliation. It does so through community outreach, research and documenation.
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The Beyond Juba Project (BJP)

The Beyond Juba Project, now in its second phase, is a cutting edge transitional justice project providing support to survivors, backed by research and documentation under the NMPDC, development of appropriate transitional justice mechanisms, catalysing civil society voices and multi-layered stakeholders engagement, including through the annual Institute for African Transitional Justice (IATJ). It aims at moving

Institute for African Transitional Justice

The RLP in collaboration with the African Transitional Justice Research Network (ATJRN), and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) established an Institute for African Transitional Justice (IATJ) in May 2010. The Institute's mandate is to conduct an annual week-long residential course on transitional justice.
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