PEACE-BUILDING IN POST-CONFLICT SOCIETIES: Rehabilitation of Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda
By Arthur Bainomugisha
Peace-building in Post-Conflict Societies examines the child-soldier phenomenon in Northern Uganda from African and global intellectual perspectives. It discusses strategies used in recruiting and using child-soldiers by armed groups and government forces and also interrogates the extant national, regional and international legal mechanisms for protecting them. The book also critically examines the strategies of disarmament, demobilization, re-integration and rehabilitation (DDRR) of child-soldiers as part of peace-building efforts in post-conflict Uganda. It compares the African traditional approaches with the Western model of re-integration and rehabilitation and recommends reliance on the traditional African systems -but without discarding the relevant aspects of the Western model.
Arthur Bainomugisha holds a Master’s degree in Peace Studies and a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in National Security Studies from Galilee Institute, Israel and equally has a degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Dr Bainomugisha teaches in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies at Makerere University and is also the Executive Director of ACODE, a public policy think-tank based in Kampala, which was established in 1999. He has published profusely in many peer-reviewed academic journals and has also contributed chapters in several books.