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Beyond Juba in Uganda: Reconciling Restorative and Retributive Justice1

Jennifer Moore

in Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199856961
eISBN:
9780190260064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856961.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the legal and political aspects of international law and post-conflict reconstruction in Uganda, with particular emphasis on the importance of reconciling restorative justice ... More


The Politics of Violence in Acholiland

Adam Branch

in Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782086
eISBN:
9780199919130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782086.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 is a historical account of the politics of the northern Uganda conflict, placing it in its local, national, and international contexts. It begins with the colonial period and follows Acholi ... More


Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Sam Dubal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of “humanity,” the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern ... More


Introduction: Against Humanity

Sam Dubal

in Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the lives of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Uganda, suggesting that these lives are too complex to be understood through the simple moral lens of humanity. It uses ... More


Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda

Adam Branch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782086
eISBN:
9780199919130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782086.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Western intervention has become a ubiquitous feature of violent conflict in Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies, community peacebuilders, microcredit promoters, children’s rights activists, the World ... More


The ICC and the Road to Juba

Mark Kersten

in Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777144
eISBN:
9780191822957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777144.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 4 begins by contextualizing the conflict between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GoU), focusing on the causes and dynamics of the war. The chapter then examines ... More


Rebel Kinship beyond Humanity: Love and Belonging in the War

Sam Dubal

in Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how new relations involving rebels were forged through rather than outside of or in the face of violence. These relations, which included marriages, brotherhoods and ... More


Conclusion

Kieran Mitton

in Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The book concludes with a summary of how its findings may help to elucidate various forms and patterns of irrational violence throughout Sierra Leone’s war, and how this can shed light on the ... More


Beyond Reason: Magic and Science in the LRA

Sam Dubal

in Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the LRA transcended the question of rationality by binding together both science and magic in their rebellion. Moving past debates that either condemn LRA beliefs and actions ... More


How Violence Became Inhuman: The Making of Modern Moral Sensibilities

Sam Dubal

in Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how violence and humanity bifurcated into opposites in the course of the LRA war. It examines how LRA violence was seen to violate a modern moral sensibility by disrupting ... More


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