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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Agreement on Accountability and Reconcilation between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army/Movement
Record 137

Country :

Uganda

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement on Accountability and Reconcilation between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army/Movement
Year :
2007
Date Signed :

29 June 2007

Summary :

Agmt dedicated to establishing multi-level accountability mechanisms for the conflict: truth recovery, prosecutions, and commitment to deal conscientiously with ICC arrest warrants, in the spirit of 'complementarity'.


Parties :
Government of the Republic of Uganda, Lord's Resistance Army/Movement
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
3.4 Child witnesses and victims of sexual crimes shall be given particular protection during proceedings. 10. GENDER In the implementation of this Agreement, a gender-sensitive approach shall be promoted and in particular, implementers of this Agreement shall strive to prevent and eliminate any gender inequalities that may arise. 11. WOMEN AND GIRLS In the implementation of this Agreement it is agreed to: (i) Recognise and address the special needs of women and girls. (ii) Ensure that the experiences, views and concerns of women and girls are recognised and taken into account. (iii) Protect the dignity, privacy and security of women and girls. (iv) Encourage and facilitate the participation of women and girls in the processes for implementing this agreement.
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
2.3. The Parties believe that a comprehensive, independent and impartial analysis of the history and manifestations of the conflict, especially the human rights violations and crimes committed during the course of the conflict, is an essential ingredient for attaining reconciliation at all levels.
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
3.4. In the conduct of accountability and reconciliation processes, measures shall be taken to ensure the safety and privacy of witnesses. Witnesses shall be protected from intimidation or persecution on account of their testimony. 3.7 Victims participating in proceedings shall be entitled to be legally represented. Art. 8. dealing with rights of victims, and 9. reparations
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
3.3. With respect to any proceedings under this Agreement, the right of the individual to a fair hearing and due process, as guaranteed by the Constitution, shall at all times be protected. In particular, in the determination of civil rights and obligations or any criminal charge, a person shall be entitled to a fair, speedy and public hearing before an independent and impartial court or tribunal established by law.3.8. Provision shall be made for individuals facing serious criminal charges or allegations of serious human rights violations and for victims participating in such proceedings, who cannot afford representation, to be afforded legal representation at the expense of the State.
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
2.4. Consultations on truth recovery and accountability mechanism shall extend to state institutions, civil society, academia, community leaders, traditional and religious leaders, and victims.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
Legislative and policy changes 5.6. The Government will introduce any necessary legislation, policies and procedures to establish the framework for addressing accountability and reconciliation and shall introduce amendments to any existing law in order to promote the principles in this Agreement.
International Community :
Agmt witnessed by: VP of Southern Sudan (talks mediator), Kenya, Tanzania; 14.6. Address conscientiously the question of the ICC arrest warrants relating to the leaders of the LRA/M.
UN Involvement :
Source :
on file with author


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