Traditional leaders

Rwot Otto Yai, a traditional leader in Acholi Kingdom, northern Uganda
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ULA trains traditional\r\nleaders in formal and informal dispute resolution mechanisms. In 2012, 103\r\nelders (84 men and 19 women) in Karamoja region benefited from the training.\r\nThe elders are trained to apply the law in dispute resolution to be able to\r\nprovide justice in their communities. In Apac district, 40 traditional leaders\r\n(36 men and 4 women) were trained. The trainings have enhanced accessed to\r\nlegal justice by communities as traditional leaders and elders are increasingly\r\napplying the law in dispute resolution.

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Traditional\r\nleaders at different levels greatly support ULA during alternative dispute\r\nresolution due to the fact that they are well versed with customary land\r\nownership. They help in identification and demarcation of boundaries, and\r\ndivision of land among widows and children of the deceased community members.

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