In 2000 Uganda passed a law to offer amnesty to those engaged in armed violence. Since the passing of the Amnesty Act, 26,000 former combatants walked away from violence. But how were former Lords Resistance Army combatants reintegrated back into society? Stephen Oola argues that reintegration was a weakness of the Act and the government policies.
Stephen Oola is currently a Senior Advisor on Legal and Constitutional Affairs at the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission overseeing the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. Oola is also the co-founder and director of Amani Institute Uganda, a think-tank based in Gulu, northern Uganda.Read more from Stephen Oola