How can we turn legal anarchy into harmonious pluralism? Why integration is the key to legal pluralism in Northern Uganda.
Land disputes are not a problem requiring ad hoc or individual case-by-case solutions (e.g. legal advice to victims), just as the problem of women’s land rights cannot be solved by “raising awareness about the need for gender equality” in individual men and/or women. What we are faced with is a system problem and that means we need a system solution.
The solution does not lie in the justice system (i.e. winning cases in courts for victims) because a major part of the problem is the very architecture (or lack of it) of justice system, or, rather, systems. So, we have started with widespread advocacy at local and national level to change the way we see the problem.