BRING BACK MY FINGER (VICTIM – OFFENDERS RELATIONSHIP STUDY)

From 1986 to 2006, northern Uganda lived through the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency and became an epicentre of violent conflict and subsequent criminal activities. While Uganda is currently viewed as a safe, secure and politically stable country with improved infrastructure, and while progress has been made towards peace recovery and development, there is, nonetheless, widespread concern about a wide range of criminal activities that permeate the region. This report presents findings of a field research study on victim-offender relationships that was conducted between September and November 2016 in the northern districts of Lira and Kitgum in Lango and Acholi sub-regions respectively. The study focused on understanding how existing justice models impact on community cohesion, with respect to relationships between ex-prisoners and their former victims, as well as the goals, meanings and outcomes of individual reconciliation processes. 

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