Gender and Access to Justice in Uganda’s Refugee Settlements

Gender and Access to Justice in Uganda’s Refugee Settlements


Working Paper 27 This paper explores the gendered nature of access to justice among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s settlements. It draws on qualitative research conducted in the three refugee hosting districts of Lamwo, Adjumani and Kiryandongo, between July and September 2021, including 73 individual interviews and groups discussions with a range of officials and refugees. View Document

ELUSIVE JUSTICE: The Plight of Children Born of War in Adjumani, Arua and Zombo Districts West Nile Sub-Region, Uganda

A critical review of ‘recovery’ and ‘development’ in post-war northern Uganda some half-decade after the multi-million dollar implementation of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) is timely and can contribute to maximizing the dividends of ‘peace’ in such a post-war context. It is against this backdrop that RLP undertook an exploratory study on the plight of children and women with children born of war in the selected districts of Adjumani, Arua and Zombo, with a view to
informing appropriate advocacy interventions for policy and legislative reforms.

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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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POLICY BRIEF: The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking in Uganda

According to WHO data, currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 213 countries and territories around the world, and as at the 13th of July 2020, there have been over 12.3 million confirmed cases and 556,335 confirmed deaths globally.2 Since the elevation of COVID-19 to pandemic status by the WHO, States around the globe have swung into action in efforts to combat the spread of the virus and flatten the curve of infections.
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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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