n Journal for Contemporary History - One size does not fit all : a rethink of international law mechanisms in the case of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda
|Article Title||One size does not fit all : a rethink of international law mechanisms in the case of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Journal for Contemporary History|
|Author||Angelique Harsant and Willem Ellis|
|Publication Date||Sep 2008|
|Pages||57 - 73|
In order to investigate the horrendous crimes which occur during war, it is important to understand the fundamental aspects of stopping the violence and ensuring peace. The aim is to determine how justice will be obtained for these crimes. How does a society heal after rape, torture, mutilation and death have torn apart the soul and moral fibre of a society? Does a cry for justice mean a prison sentence to satisfy the international and domestic rule of law? Alternatively, does it mean victims' or community justice within the context of indigenous justice systems?
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