Principles on Court-Ordered Reparations: A Guide for the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda
40 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Date Written: October 26, 2016
This publication relates to principles and standard guidelines for court ordered reparations’ proposed for use by the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda (ICD). The ICD is responsible for the prosecution of international crimes linked to the armed conflict in the North of Uganda, which wrought much suffering over 20 years. These guidelines and standards on reparations were developed as part of ASF’s project, “Promoting national accountability processes for mass atrocities in Uganda” which aims, partly, to ensure that the transitional justice mechanisms proposed by the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) are rendered operational in keeping with principles of international criminal justice. An attempt is made to locate these mechanisms, in particular how they work and the principles and methods they apply, within mainstream international criminal justice while taking into consideration the need to respond to local imperatives.
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