6 Oct 2016
Entebbe, 6 October 2016 – On 26 and 27 September last week, Ugandan and international stakeholders and experts gathered in Entebbe (Uganda) to discuss reparations for victims of mass atrocities in Uganda, during an international conference organized by ASF and REDRESS.
The objectives of the conference were:
- To identify challenges of setting up and implementing (court-ordered and administrative) reparation programs in Uganda designed to address the harm caused to victims of mass atrocities.
- To draw lessons learnt from reparation programs in other countries in order to identify ways to address these challenges in the specific context of Uganda.
- To develop recommendations with Ugandan stakeholders on the framework and implementation of reparation for mass atrocities.
Fifty-one persons attended including: Hon. Justice Elizabeth Nahamya and Hon. Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi (International Crimes Division); Hon. MP Lyandro Komakech (Parliament); Ms. Margaret Ajok (Justice Law & Order Sector); representatives of Ministries (Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs); lawyers; representatives of civil society organizations and of international organizations (including the International Criminal Court).
Over this 2-days conference, the participants shared their experience in the area of transitional justice and, particularly, reparations. The panellists offered recommendations on the framework and implementation of reparation for mass atrocities in the context of Uganda. This document presents a compilation of these recommendations.