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An Overview Of The Development And Realization Of Transitional Justice Goals In Uganda

Article by Courage Ssewanyana


Most societies, in the aftermath of serious human rights violations, try to come to terms with these violations through various means or mechanisms. One of the modern means is pursuing Transitional justice mechanisms. Loosely defined, "transitional justice" means the mechanisms through which a society comes to terms with its violent past. Uganda as country has seen a lot of human rights violation before and after 1962, when she became an independent country. The country has tried various ways to reconcile with its pasts and transitional justice has become one of the ways to do so. This paper traces the history of transitional justice in Uganda, highlighting what has worked and failed in the quest for social cohesion.

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