Selection of Friday reading

Posted on July 29, 2011. Filed under: Race Relations, Transitional Justice, Uganda |

I want to start out by thanking everyone for the great feedback I have received on the latest issue of the SARB newsletter – especially those who appreciated our new template! If you would like to be added to our mailing list, leave a comment on this post – I won’t post your email address, but I will add you to our database.

Today I thought I would post a short selection of interesting things –

First, have a look at the latest article in the Race & Identity series: a joint initiative of the IJR and the Cape Times.  In it, journalist and author Bryan Rostron asks why We can’t break the cursed circle of colour in South Africa.

On a very different note, war crimes trials have begun in Uganda, and our colleagues at the Refugee Law Project at Makerere University have been observing and summarizing proceedings – an excellent resource for those who are unable to attend. Here are Update 1 and Update 2 on the proceedings of the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo, a former combatant in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) (more…).

Last thing – I recently attended the 13th conference of the International Association of the Study of Forced Migration in Uganda, which focused on transitional justice and forced migration. For me, a visit to this region really confirmed the strong links between these two themes. Pambazuka News has complied a special issue with excerpts from some of the papers presented at the conference – it’s definitely worth a read here!

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