On February 21st, 2004, more than 300 residents living in Internally Displaced Peoples Camp at Barlonyo Village, Agweng Sub County in Lira district were killed by the suspected fighters of LRA rebel group.
Through their legal representatives, victims are accorded participation right to consult the record of the files, right to be notified of documents filed, general right to attend and participate in case hearings, make written submissions or observations and question witnesses. Trial Chambers might grant additional rights.
Soroti Municipal Council has evicted 400 former Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Soroti Baptist Church Camp.A total of 70 huts were demolished in an operation that started on Friday and it was led by Senior Law Enforcement Officer, Goodman Taban.
But on Friday evening, Lira High court issued a temporary order barring the district security, Central North regional police commander Richard Aruk Maruk, Attorney General and Apac district council from forcefully evicting the residents.
During a session presided over by Lira High Court registrar, Cissy Mudhasi, the authorities have been ordered to stay the planned eviction pending another decision by the court.
Government has failed to appeal against the high court ruling ordering payment of 2.9 trillion shillings to war victims in Lango region for the loss of livestock. In 2010, war victims under Lango War Claimants Association sued Government in a civil suit number 027/2010 at Lira High Court demanding for compensation for their animals and property lost during wars between 1986 and 2006.
The Irene Gleeson Foundation (IGF) is seeking 4 billion shillings from local funding to support its various projects. IGF is a charity that was established by Irene Gleeson to help children and victims of the war in northern Uganda.
He says following a recent massive sensitization campaign carried out by the Refugee Law Project 3 new victims came up adding that, majority of the victims are still in the community for fear of being stigmatized when they open up.
Gleeson dedicated 22 years of her life to fighting for the dignity and protection of children most affected by the effects of HIV/AIDS and the guerrilla war waged by the Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA). She worked most notably in the district of Kitgum from 1991.
The existing learning structures at this school became too dilapidated in early 2000 as a result of the LRA rebel insurgency.Juni says the new classrooms will provide more space to better learning for about 900 children.
Odong Geoffrey Ojibu, the officer in charge of protocol in Gulu District Human Rights Promotion and Protection Committee, says the event will be used to re-echo appeals for peace and unconditional release of children fighters under the command of Kony abducted from northern Uganda.
John Komakech Ogwok, the manager of the museum, attributes the lack of interest from Ugandan researchers to ignorance of its existence. He says foreign researchers get access to the museum through the website, which the locals do not visit.
Government has ordered for a fresh verification of members of Acholi War Debt Claimants who are to be compensated. A group of 20,000 war debt claimants are due to be compensated by government for property that they lost during the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army-LRA insurgency in northern Uganda.
The continued delay by the International Criminal Court to arrest and prosecute the indicted leaders of the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army rebel group has left many victims of the rebellion bitter and cursing the court.