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.