This article examines the existing post-war recovery framework of Uganda, in the light of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights’ concerns during the post-war recovery period. It explores the integration of special categories of victims, i.e., Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Children Born of War (CBW), with a key focus on how HLP rights are integrated into – or left out of – the Transitional Justice (TJ) process. HLP rights fit within the broader pictures of customary practices and TJ, since they enable IDPs and CBW to integrate into the post-war communities. Our findings from the Uganda case study cast some doubt on the current process and aim to influence future interventions by emphasising that progress with securing HLP rights for those affected by war and violence is an integral part of any legitimate post-war recovery process and TJ interventions.
|Journal||Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies|
|Publication status||Accepted for publication - 12 Aug 2022|
- Land and Property rights-Transitional Justice-Internally Displaced Persons-Children Born of War