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Project | Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
This research project seeks to explore the relationship between legal pluralism – the multiple norms, institutions, practices and beliefs ...
News | 17 Aug 2015
When societies go from military dictatorship to democracy or from internal armed conflict to peace, one of the toughest choices facing the government in the new order is how to deal with past violence. Great hopes have been pinned on transitional justice mechanisms, but the anticipated positive effects of transitional justice mechanisms on the process of restoring peace or (re)constructing democracy may be too high.
Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Rights and Legal Institutions
Political scientist exploring intersections between law and politics in Latin America
Democratisation, human rights, transitional justice, courts, judicial reform, comparative politics, institutional development, Americas: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay., Africa: Namibia, Angola, Mozambique
Edited Book | May 2016
This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights ...
transitional justice, impunity, accountability, Latin America, human rights, law, truth commissions, trials, reparations, amnesty, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay
Project | Jan 2010 - Sep 2014
After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy examines the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. ...
transitional justice, impact analysis, democracy, peace, Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Angola
Project | Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
This research project, funded by the Latin America Programme of the Norwegian Research Council, has had several objectives: First, the project ...
transitional justice, impact, truth commissions, trials, amnesty, reparations, democratisation, impunity, accountability, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Report in External Series | Nov 2007
This report assesses the aid that was given in support of transitional justice processes in Rwanda and Guatemala between 1995 and 2005. The ...
transitional justice, criminal courts, truth commissions, traditional justice mechanisms, reparations, security sector reform, aid, peacebuilding, development, Rwanda, Guatemala
News | 20 Dec 2013
There has been much debate on whether Afghanistan's informal justice practices should be integrated in the country's official justice system. Who should decide such an issue? Local activists claiming that these practices violate human rights, international researchers arguing that they are an undeniable part of Afghan 'reality' or military actors claiming that informal justice is necessary to win the war against the insurgents?
Book | Apr 2015
The field of transitional justice has recently seen a surge of interest in the issues of effectiveness and impact. This book examines the effects ...
transitional justice, democracy, peace, human rights violations, accountability, conflict, post-authoritarian, post-conflict, Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Angola
Book Chapter | Jan 2009
Although transitional justice (TJ) has been an area of significant donor engagement for more than a decade, little is known about the scope, ...
transitional justice, foreign aid, prosecutions, criminal courts, truth commissions, reparations, traditional justice mechanisms, gacaca, security sector reform, peacebuilding, Rwanda, Guatemala
Journal Article | Sep 2012
Reconciliation is one of the most contested concepts in the scholarly debate on transitional justice, and arguably also the most difficult to ...
transitional justice, truth, justice, reconciliation, impact assessment
News | 26 Sep 2012
With the support of NATO and the US, Afghan warlords are regaining strength. -The international community has chosen a dangerous path, warns researcher Akbar Sarwari.
Project | Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
Addressing human rights violations of the past through transitional justice (TJ) mechanisms is a persistent demand in many countries emerging ...
transitional justice, human rights, national actors, international actors, Afghanistan Lebanon Mozambique Sudan
Project | Jun 2001
Short-term consultancy to 1) appraise proposal for Norwegian support to the justice sector in Ethiopia 2) conduct feasibility study on proposed ...
Human rights, justice sector, capacity building, Africa: Ethiopia
Event | 13 Apr 2011
Elin Skaar's new book analyses the connections between transitional justice and judicial politics. She explores the role of courts in shaping options and trajectories of post-transitional justice - and concretely the chances of criminal prosecutions for past crimes in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay
Journal Article | Aug 2013
This article explores Western attempts to strengthen mechanisms of informal justice in Afghanistan. It traces the origins and evolvement of ...
Book Chapter | Apr 2015
How do transitional justice mechanisms contribute to peace and democracy after authoritarian rule or violent conflict has ended? This chapter ...
transitional justice, democracy, peace, human rights violations, accountability, conflict, post-authoritarian, post-conflict
Project | Apr - Dec 2010
Transitional justice mechanisms such as criminal trials and truth commissions have increasingly been adopted in the aftermath of violent conflict, ...
Transitional justice, impact assessment, Angola, Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda
Project | Mar - Jul 2007
This project is a study of the foreign aid that was channelled to transitional justice processes in Rwanda and Guatemala from 1995 to 2005. ...
transitional justice, aid, criminal courts, truth commissions, reparations, security sector reform, peacebuilding, development, Africa: Rwanda., Americas: Guatemala
Journal Article | Jan 2009
After almost 25 years of war, the formal justice sector in Afghanistan is dysfunctional, and comprehensive reform of both laws and institutions ...
justice sector reform, Afghanistan