Support to ongoing development of an inclusive and participatory transitional justice process in Uganda

Contract partner: International Center for Transitional Justice Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 299.880,00 Project start: 01.01.2011 End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project aims at taking forward ongoing work on transitional justice (TJ) in Uganda in a holistic, inclusive and participatory manner by developing the capacity of both Government institutions and civil society to move and effectively address issues such as formal criminal prosecutions (FCP), truth seeking processes and reparations. Activities will be implemented by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) with a focus on gender issues, integrating, among others, UN Security Council resolution 1325. Particular attention will be paid to participation and representation of marginalised groups, such as women, children and youth, in TJ mechanisms.

Expected results are:

Increased conformity to national systems and international standards in conducting FCP;

A developed truth seeking process that builds and promotes durable solutions and reconciliation;

Progress in the development of a clear governmental reparations policy that respects the rights and dignity of victims of the broadest range of human rights violations;

Strengthened civil society networks working on TJ issues building on experiences in the previous project.

Activities will include training, the facilitation of comparative learning, research and analysis, advocacy and sharing of best practice, and the provision of technical advice and support on specific TJ issues.

The primary beneficiaries of this intervention will be those individuals and communities that were the victims of gross violations that occurred during the conflict in northern Uganda. Particular attention will be given to women, youth and children. The special needs of women who were victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence will be taken into particular account.

Target groups include civil society organisations involved in TJ and key Justice, Law and Order institutions including the War Crimes Division and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

project number 2603-00/2011
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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