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

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



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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