Three years on: how much have ‘mobile courts’ achieved?

A South Sudanese male in Bidi Bidi refugee camp displays sandals he made out of old tires of vehicles, nylon straps and soundproofing carpets. The materials are locally sourced from small towns. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 23 Feb 2019

Until the influx of asylum seekers from South Sudan, escaping recent violent conflict that has claimed lives of nearly 400,000 people, the term ‘mobile courts’ has been unheard of in Uganda. Recently such courts were created to handle cases within refugee camps as well as the surrounding areas. Thus reducing backlog within the judiciary. Three years on, how much have ‘mobile courts’ achieved?

By Atim Pamela, Radio Pacis