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By Charles Waddimba (Published 4th November 2016)
Uganda is home to 695,386 refugees and asylum seekers (Office of the Prime Minister, September 2016) mostly originating from neighboring countries within the Great Lakes Region of Africa such as South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Gambia, Benin, Ethiopia, and Eritrea among others. This number is likely to rise still further given the political upheaval in Burundi and South Sudan.
This study looked at the mental wellbeing of refugees in prisons located in Western Uganda. It arose out of RLP’s routine visits to detention facilities in the region under the objective on providing comprehensive legal aid to forced migrants in Uganda. RLP believed that in order to provide adequate and prompt services to refugee inmates, an understanding of their mental wellbeing was pertinent. The study specifically aimed at;
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Kampala, the capital of Uganda has been a habitat for refugees from the great lakes region for several decades. While all refugees suffer the effects of forced migration, female refugees continue to experience exceptional suffering.
In 2013, Refugee Law Project through the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing Program carried out a study on the psychosocial challenges faced by female refugees in Kampala among 153 women and girls.
Drawing on The Old to Develop a New Jurisprudence for Dealing with Uganda's Legacy of Violence
This paper explores the potential role of traditional justice practices from across several communities in northern Uganda in a national transitional justice process in Uganda. To understand this potential role first requires an acknowledgment of the unique and unusual transition that Uganda finds itself in.
Between the 15-17 March 2004, a team from the Refugee Law Project (RLP) of the Faculty of Law, Makerere University, visited Bundibugyo district. The visit, intended as a follow up to earlier visits,(1) sought to establish the latest developments concerning the situation of refugees fleeing the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In particular, the team sought to assess: