• June 8, 2008
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Chief government negotiator explains breakthrough agreement on accountability

The chief government negotiator, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, explained today that the agreement signed last Friday at the Juba peace talks provided for a fusion of the formal and traditional justice systems. “The parties noted the strengths of the existing formal justice mechanism (which ensures no impunity) and the traditional cultural mechanisms (which are restorative and promote reconciliation),” Rugunda said. Rugunda warned that LRA rebels who were known to have committed crimes but refuse to admit to them would not benefit from the arrangement. Rugunda said consultations would be made in the formal justice sector during the one month recess with the Director of Public Prosecution, the Law Reform Commission, the Human Rights Commission as well as academic and civil society organisations. Read more at The New Vision.

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