Transitional Justice, Violence and Reconciliation
What are the links between transitional justice mechanisms and the degree of violence and reconciliation in a post-war or post-authoritarian society?
Countries emerging from major conflict face vast human rights challenges. To address these and reduce the violence, dealing with the past and promoting reconciliation are often considered key priorities. Mechanisms to deal with the past vary from formal measures such as trials and truth commissions to more informal processes of conflict resolution. But there is little cross-country knowledge of the extent to which such mechanisms of transitional justice in fact have the assumed positive effect on reconciliation and violence reduction. This three-year research project will contribute to fill this gap.
A more detailed presentation of the project is available here:
Reconciliation in a Transitional Justice Perspective
Transitional Justice Review
Hvorfor internasjonale straffedomstoler? Midt-Østen som eksempel
Justice in transitions to democracy - the role of law in dealing with the past
Truth and reconciliation in South Africa: Did the TRC deliver? ed. Audrey R. Chapman and Hugo van der Merwe; Narrating political reconciliation: South Africa's truth and reconciliation commission, Claire Moon
International Journal of Transitional Justice
"A Just Peace - or does justice have to be the price we pay for peace?"
Shaping Room for Maneuver: A Political Ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia
David Aled Williams
Review of Daniel Peterson: Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia: The Trial of Ahok
South East Asia Research