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Human Rights Advocacy & Access To Justice (HRAA2J) Programme; A Decade Later: Promoting Social Justice & Inclusive Development in Post-War Northern Uganda - A Case Of Lango Sub-Region (From Rhetoric To Practice)!

TPFI in partnership with Lango Camp Host Association (LACHA) are taking lead in championing and raising the voices of LACHA members (both women and men) in demanding for their rights and compensations for the damages, degradation and destruction caused on their land and environment due to the establishment of IDP camps. Following an “Environmental Audit Survey (EAS), 2015: Ascertaining the extent of damage, degradation and destruction to land and the environment in areas where internally displaced persons (IDP) camps were established in Lira, Alebtong, Otuke, Kole & Oyam Districts, Lango Sub-Region”, this signature programme aimed at seeking justice, redress and grievance concerns of Association members through pursuit in an on-going court case (In The High Court of Uganda At Lira, Civil Suit No. 027 of 2016; Oneka Jackson & 5505 Others as Plaintiffs Vs. Attorney General as Defendant) – where hearings have officially been closed and we have also successfully conducted locus on 26th March 2021 and now awaits judgment/ ruling for justice to be delivered to these indigent.

Using SOTU arrangement, TPFI is a Strategic Partner/ Affiliate and currently engaged with Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in Africa (GENIDA) - an international collaborative project on internal displacement. GENIDA Project is a network for the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Africa that seeks to advance sustainable solutions while also bridging gap between research and policy responses. GENIDA provides useful platform for critical engagement on solutions to issue of internal displacement, an issue that affects more than 12 million people in Africa.

The project is an international collaboration between the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa and the Refugee Law Initiative at School of Advanced Study, University of London, United Kingdom, supported by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The expertise and networks of these two specialised research centres underpin the success of this open network, which draw in researchers from universities, research institutions and civil society across Africa, as well as key development policy-makers from countries affected by serious dynamics of internal displacement. TPFI is also collaborating with the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law; University of Pretoria - South Africa and they are advocating for the plights of Urban IDPs (as a result of the unaddressed legacies of the prolonged war) in Uganda.

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