September 20, 2005

Uprooted and Forgotten

Impunity and Human Rights Abuses in Northern Uganda

Glossary of Acronyms
Summary
Abbreviated Recommendations
To the Government of Uganda
To the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces
To the Lord's Resistance Army
To the International Criminal Court
To the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
To the Uganda Human Rights Commission
To the World Bank and the International Donor Community
To the Uganda Government (including the UPDF and UHRC), Humanitarian Organizations and Donors
Background
Abuses by the LRA and the UPDF against Civilians
By the LRA..
Willful killing of civilians
Torture and Other Mistreatment
Mutilations
Rape
Abductions
By the UPDF
Willful killing of civilians
UPDF 11th Battalion: Cwero and Awach, Gulu district
Torture and Other Mistreatment by UPDF soldiers
Arbitrary arrest and Detention
The Lack of Accountability
LRA Impunity
Amnesty and Reconciliation
UPDF Impunity
Inadequate Response and Ineffective Remedies for Abuses by the UPDF
Fear of and Intimidation by UPDF Impedes Accountability
Lack of Police Presence in Northern Uganda
The Weak Judicial System in Northern Uganda
Ugandan Nongovernmental Human Rights Monitoring Organizations in Northern Uganda  
Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) in Northern Uganda
The International Criminal Court
Ongoing Peace Negotiations and the ICC
Justice and Reconciliation: What Do the Victims Want?
Not the ICC Alone: Comprehensive Mechanisms for Peace and Justice in Uganda
Lack of Protection for Civilians
Humanitarian Crisis
International Protection Activities for the Displaced: Protection Officers and Working Groups
The Government's Forced Displacement in Northern Uganda
Government Protection and Safety for the Internally Displaced
Full Recommendations
To the Government of Uganda
To the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces
To the Lord's Resistance Army
To the International Criminal Court
To the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
To the Uganda Human Rights Commission
To the World Bank and the International Donor Community
To Humanitarian Organizations, OCHA (including the Inter-Agency Internal Displacement Division of OCHA), UNICEF and the UN Country Team for Uganda
To the Uganda Government (including the UPDF and UHRC), the Humanitarian Organizations, and the Donors
Acknowledgments