Amuru district is located in northern Uganda's Acholi land. It shares borders with Gulu, Nwoya and Adjuman districts. Amuru is one of the districts affected by the civil war orchestrated by the Lord's Resistance Army. Most people were displaced by the war and lived in camps for nearly two decades. Gardens, homesteads and boundary marks were destroyed during the war, making hard for returnees to resettle peacefully.

Amuru Land Rights Information Centre was opened in 2009. It is located on Plot 3, Alero road in Amuru town. Its activities cover all the four sub counties of the district namely, Amuru, Pabo, Atiak and Lamogi. The centre also gives legal counsel to clients from the neighbouring districts of Nwoya and Adjuman. 

Customary tenure is the most prevalent system in Amuru