Protecting Rights to Customary Land

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For 20 years, Uganda was embroiled in a brutal civil war that destroyed much of Northern Uganda. As a result many had to flee their homes and forced into displacement camps. When the war ended in 2006, people began the arduous process of returning to their former homes. Many people returned home to find other people on their land. Conflicts began with neighbours regarding land ownership. Land conflicts still persist today, particularly in the Acholi Region in Northern Uganda. 

Trócaire is implementing a research project which aims investigate how Acholiland is managed and controlled in order to help protect people's rights to their land.