Protracted conflict, elusive peace: Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda
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Because many LRA combatants were themselves forcibly abducted, most Acholi prefer to promote reconciliation, rather than a retributive understanding of justice, to create conditions to end the war and reintegrate the community. Barney Afako examines issues of reconciliation and justice, looking at the impact of the Amnesty Act of 2000 as well as more traditional approaches, such as mato oput - a clan or family-centred reconciliation practice.