Peace versus Justice: A False Dilemma

The two goals of peace and justice, rather than being exclusive, are mutually reinforcing. When justice is ignored, the danger of violence recurring remains high.

"This debate of justice and peace, which sometimes becomes so acrimonious, is a false debate in the sense that you need both. Justice reinforces the long-term peace that one is looking for." Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General

ICTJ President David Tolbert and other ICTJ experts speak alongside former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier from Sierra Leone; and human rights activists from Kenya, Indonesia and Colombia on the role of justice in sustaining peace, ensuring non-repetition and reinstating respect for the rule of law.