Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Gulu University
Legal Pluralism And Customary Land Dispute Resolution In Post War Northern Uganda ‘Testing The Potential Of Plurality In Practice

This research analyzes whether or not there is a potential for a peaceful resolution of land disputes, in the plurality exhibited in the post war land dispute resolution in Northern Uganda. It focuses on customary land dispute resolution. This is done against the background of normative and institutional plurality of institutions and a lacuna in the law that merely provides for plurality of institutions without a coordinating rule and a post war context within which the disputes are occurring. Most studies dealing with plurality have leaned towards only the challenges with plurality and thus explored how integration options could be the only viable solution. The thesis of this research is that there is need to examine plurality in mainly post war context against the rule of law and access to justice.