Traditional Justice in Northern Uganda

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Essay #: 057433
Total text length is 18,591 characters (approximately 12.8 pages).

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Traditional Justice in Northern Uganda
This paper assesses a current transitional justice mechanism employed by a national actor (Uganda) in response to previous human rights abuses; this essay is, for all intents and purposes, an extensive case study of a nation grappling with how best to redress old wrongs and set a war-torn nation down the right pathway. As an addendum, the paper also contains an annotated bibliography with appropriate scholarly sources. In addition to looking at the particular mechanism employed by the country, the paper will make it a point to discuss the pertinent non-judicial and judicial mechanisms involved and will explore the impact, the cause and effect dynamics at play, and the issues of peace and...
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.....or child soldiers in Uganda.” St. Louis-Post Dispatch. April 26, 2009 in Newspaper Source Plus database http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=n5h&AN=2W61462069699&site=ehost-live (accessed February 11, 2010).
A brief article that was selected because it showed the plight of child soldiers in Uganda. The source is good at conveying how the children are exploited and forced into a destructive life.
“Traditional informal justice mechanisms,” p.168-169 (additional information not provided).
This source captures how traditional mechanisms can be at odds with international human rights standards. The source makes it clear that traditional mechanisms should not be uncritically embraced when they threaten such standards.