Practice Relating to Rule 150. Reparation
In the Annexure to the Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation signed between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army/Movement in 2007, the contracting Parties,
[h]aving signed the Principal Agreement by which the parties committed themselves to implementing accountability and reconciliation with respect to the conflict;
[decided that t]he Government shall by law establish a body to be conferred with all the necessary powers and immunities [to inquire into the past and related matters], whose functions shall include:
(j) to make recommendations for the most appropriate modalities for implementing a regime of reparations, taking into account the principles set out in the Principal Agreement.
The Annexure also includes a title “Reparations”, which provides:
16. The Government shall establish the necessary arrangements for making reparations to victims of the conflict in accordance with the terms of the Principal Agreement.
17. Prior to establishing arrangements for reparations, the Government shall review the financial and institutional requirements for reparations, in order to ensure the adoption of the most effective mechanisms for reparations.
18. In reviewing the question of reparations, consideration shall be given to clarifying and determining the procedures for reparations.