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ChurchThis page contains research that focuses on the provision and perceptions of (in)justice in the JSRP’s research locations. These studies were informed by the evidence and literature reviews conducted at the consortium’s outset.



Gordon, R. Hilhorst, D. and Porter, H.E.  (eds) ‘Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Humanitarian Crises’, Special Issue of Disasters, Vol 42:S1, (January 2018)


Ibreck, Rachel, Logan, Hannah, and Pendle, Naomi (2017) ‘Negotiating Justice: Courts as Local Civil Authority During the Conflict in South Sudan’JSRP Report (February 2017)

Macdonald, Anna (2017) “In the interests of justice?”: the International Criminal Court, peace talks and the failed quest for war crimes accountability in northern Uganda’Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol 11:4

Porter, H.E. and Victor, L. ‘Dirty Things: Spiritual Pollution and Life after the LRA‘ Journal of Eastern African Studies,  Sept 2017


Adam, Jeroen and Flaam, Hélène (2016) ‘I am Nobody: Grievances, Organic Members, and the MILF in Muslim Mindanao’,  JSRP Paper 29 (March 2016)

Carayannis, Tatiana (2016) Making Justice Work: The Bemba Case and the ICC’s Future, Foreign Affairs, 05 April.

Douma, Nynke, Hilhorst, Dorothea and Matabaro, Jocelyne (2016) ‘Getting the balance right? Sexual violence response in the DRC: A comparison between 2011 and 2014’ Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP).

Ibreck, Rachel, and Pendle, Naomi (2016) ‘Customary Protection?  Chiefs’ Courts as Public Authority in UN Protection of Civilians Sites in South Sudan‘, JSRP Paper 34 (September 2016)

Macdonald, Anna and Porter, Porter (2016) The Trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: Opportunity or SpectreReflections from the Ground on the first LRA Prosecution‘ Africa, 86 (4).

Verweijen, Judith (2016) ‘Between ‘Justice’ and ‘Injustice’ : Justice Populaire in the Eastern DRCongo’, JSRP Policy Brief 4, August.



Allen, Tim (2015) ‘Vigilantes, Witches and Vampires: How Moral Populism Shapes Social Accountability in Northern Uganda’International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22(3).

Hopwood, Julian (2015) Women’s Land Claims in the Acholi Region of Northern Uganda: What Can Be Learned from What Is Contested, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22(3).

Hopwood, Julian (2015) Elephants Abroad and in the Room: explicit and implicit security, justice and protection issues on the Uganda/South Sudan border   JSRP Paper 22.

Hopwood, Julian and Atkinson, Ronald R. (2015) ‘Developing a Land-Conflict Monitoring and Mapping Tool for the Acholi Sub-Region of Northern Uganda‘, JSRP Paper 28.

Justice Africa (2015) ‘Justice in Practice: South Sudan’.

Kirk, Tom (2015) Taking Local Agency Seriously: Practical Hybrids and Domestic Violence in Timor-Leste, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22(3).

Macdonald, Anna (2015) ‘From the Ground Up: What does the evidence tell us about local experiences of transitional justice’, Transitional Justice Review 1(3).

Macdonald, Anna and Allen, Tim (2015) Social Accountability in War Zones – Confronting Local Realities of Law and Justice, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22(3).

O’Byrne, Ryan (2015) Deities, Demons and Outsiders: the cosmological dimensions of (In)security and (In)justice in Pajok, South Sudan’, JSRP Paper 21.

O’Byrne, Ryan (2015) ‘Safety at the Margins: perceptions of justice and (in)security from South Sudan’s southern border’, JSRP Paper 23.

Pendle, Naomi (2015) “They Are Now Community Police”: Negotiating the Boundaries and Nature of the Government in South Sudan through the Identity of Militarised Cattle-keepers, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22(3).

Porter, Holly (2015) Mango Trees, Offices and Altars: The Role of Relatives, Non-governmental Organisations and Churches After Rape in Northern Uganda, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 22(3).

Porter, Holly (2015) ‘After rape: Comparing civilian and combatant perpetrated crime in northern Uganda’, Women’s Studies International Forum.



Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna (2014) ‘Post-Conflict Traditional Justice‘, in Bruinsma, Gerben. and Weisburd, David. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice  (Springer)

Allen, Tim and Reid, Kyla (2014) ‘Justice at the Margins: Witches, Poisoners, and Social Accountability in Northern Uganda’, Medical Anthropology

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Verweijen, Judith (2014) ‘Arbiters with guns: the ambiguity of military involvement in civilian disputes in the DR Congo’, Third World Quarterly 35(5).

Jayasundere, Ramani and Valters, Craig (2014) ‘Women’s Experiences of Local Justice: community mediation in Sri Lanka‘JSRP Paper 10.

Justice Africa, ‘Justice and Reconciliation in South Sudan’Justice Africa Policy Brief 1.

Khanal, Mukesh and Thapa, Preeti (2014), ‘Community Mediation and Social Harmony in Nepal‘JSRP Companion Paper

Kirk, Tom (2014) ‘Legal Aid Lawyers and Paralegals: Promoting Access to Justice and Negotiating Hybridity in Timor-Leste‘, JSRP Paper 14.

Schomerus, Mareike (2014) ‘Policy of Government and Policy of Culture: understanding the rules of law in the “context” of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state’ in David Marshall (ed.), The International Rule of Law Movement: a crisis of legitimacy and the way forward (Harvard: Harvard University Press).

Stein, Danielle, and Suykens, Bert (2014) ‘Land Disputes and Settlement Mechanisms in Nepal’s Terai’JSRP Paper 12a.

Suykens, Bert, and Stein, Danielle (2014) Neutrality, Party Politics and Community Mediation in Central and West Terai, Nepal’,  JSRP Paper 12.



Stein, Danielle (2013) Community Mediation and Social Harmony in Nepal‘, JSRP Paper 5.

Valters, Craig (2013) Community Mediation and Social Harmony in Sri Lanka‘, JSRP Paper 4.



Allen, Tim and Storm, Laura (2012) ‘Quests for therapy in northern Uganda: healing at Laropi revisited’Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol 6(1).

Porter, Holly E. (2012)  ‘Justice and Rape on the Periphery: the supremacy of social harmony in the space between local solutions and formal judicial systems in northern Uganda’Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol 6(1).

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