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Publications

The policy brief provides an overview of Colombia's multifaceted response to Covid-19 and implications for rights, while previewing future challenges.
This article examines the social dynamics among survivors and amnestied Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) ex-combatants living together in Acholiland, asking how and if Acholi survivors have forgiven Acholi LRA returnees, forgotten past violence and moved on.
By examining the work of the Sri Lankan RTI Commission over the past 2 years, this Article assesses whether RTI regimes and RTI commissions can be transformative in their impact, including to help realise SDG Goal 16
Land is widely recognised as an important catalyst for women’s empowerment, yet not much is known about women’s private land ownership and the importance of land ownership for women’s empowerment. In this study, we explore this association using primary data collected from 2000 households in Jaffna and Kandy districts, Sri Lanka.
Far from delivering on the promise of providing greater access to justice for victims, the land restitution system in Colombia - where victims of land dispossession and forced abandonment can apply for restitution of their lands lost as a result of the armed conflict - has denied most requests at the administrative stage.
This paper draws on qualitative and participatory interview conversations and mapping of social and other forms of media to analyse the post-conflict communities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Uganda. The findings indicate that COVID-19 stripped communities of social capital central to their efforts towards social cohesion.
The policy-research project conducted by hub members Aaron Acosta and Camilo Sánchez aimed to shed light on the concerning phenomenon of high application rejection rates by Colombia’s Land Restitution Unit, where victims of land dispossession and forced abandonment can apply for restitution of their lands lost as a result of the armed conflict.
The following report details the results from the impact workshop held with district officials, cultural leaders, religious leaders and local residents that participated in the research.