Village and parish council courts have been accused of fueling land conflicts in Acholi region.
Aaron Besigye, an official with Legal Aid Project says that cases of mob justice are on the increase in areas, where LC I and LC 2 courts are involved in settling land disputes.
Besigye says the involvement of LC 1 and LC 2 courts in settling land cases is illegal.
He explains that only LC 3 courts, are mandated to try land cases.
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Members of the resettling communityin Acholi, where the land conflicts are high say they always rush to the village courts, because it is the closest administrative unit.
Otim Lawoko, a resident of Laminawak village in Pabo Sub County, says that he has been battling his uncle over 20 hectares of their family land in the village court for over a year.
Lawoko says he has been to the Local Council courts several times but the wrangle has persisted because his uncle has ignored the ruling of the LC court to vacate the land.
Santo Orach, the man accused of grabbing land says the LC court is incompetent to handle land matters.