PEACE-BUILDING IN POST-CONFLICT SOCIETIES: Rehabilitation of Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda
This book on Peace-building in Post-Conflict Societies examines the child-soldier phenomenon in Northern Uganda from African and global intellectual perspectives. The book discusses strategies used in recruiting and using child-soldiers by armed groups and government forces and also interrogates the extant national, regional and international legal mechanisms for protecting them. The book also critically examines the strategies of disarmament, demobilization, re-integration and rehabilitation (DDRR) of child-soldiers as part of peace-building efforts in post-conflict Uganda. It compares the African traditional approaches with the Western model of re-integration and rehabilitation and recommends reliance on the traditional African systems -but without discarding the relevant aspects of the Western model.
We publish our work in five different series: research papers, briefing papers, dialogue reports, accountability reports and fact sheets.
Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy Think Tank based in Uganda, working in the Eastern and Southern Africa Sub-regions on a wide range of public policy issues.