Briefing Paper

11/16/2017

A new paper looks at the United Nations newly established mission in Haiti, examining its work. How will it seek to contribute to state and civil society efforts to effectively address challenges to stability, the rule of law, and corruption?

Date published: 
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:50

6/28/2017

The term reconciliation has long been associated with the field of transitional justice and is often presumed to be one of its goals. At the same time, reconciliation has been both controversial and vague as a concept, giving rise to different understandings and approaches. This paper presents possible understandings of the concept of reconciliation as well as its relationship to the field of transitional justice.

Date published: 
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:38

3/20/2017

Education, as a critically important institution that is widely considered to be both formative and transformative, is something that transitional justice cannot afford to overlook. Transitional justice in its early years did not directly engage with education, but today this has changed. The field has moved from discursively recognizing the importance of education (though placing it beyond the ambit of transitional justice practice temporally and philosophically) to trying to find models for active engagement with it. Education can interact with transitional justice mechanisms in a number of ways. Its structural importance as a site of justice or injustice places it within the ranks of institutions with whose reform transitional justice is concerned (alongside security sector and judicial institutions, among others). In addition, education can be both a form and site of reparations for past harms to individuals and groups. However, this hardly exhausts the potential scope of the possible interactions between these two sectors.

Date published: 
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 08:54

3/20/2017

This paper explores the power of a transitional justice approach to education reconstruction in post-conflict settings. Its central question is how the aims of transitional justice can guide educational reform processes after conflict or periods of massive human rights violations, with the final goal of helping to promote guarantees of nonrepetition. How does a transitional justice approach specifi cally contribute to peacebuilding through education?

Date published: 
Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:30

10/26/2016

Selon la loi, la Côte d’Ivoire est tenue de fournir des réparations à la fois aux victimes de la crise qui a secoué le pays après les élections présidentielles de 2010 et celles des diff érents épisodes de violence politique et les confl its armés depuis 1990. Le respect de cet engagement démontrera la volonté de l’Etat à se lancer dans une nouvelle ère démocratique dans laquelle les droits de tous les citoyens ivoiriens sont respectés et garantis.

Date published: 
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:59

10/26/2016

Selon la loi, la Côte d’Ivoire est tenue de fournir des réparations à la fois aux victimes de la crise qui a secoué le pays après les élections présidentielles de 2010 et celles des diff érents épisodes de violence politique et les confl its armés depuis 1990. Le respect de cet engagement démontrera la volonté de l’Etat à se lancer dans une nouvelle ère démocratique dans laquelle les droits de tous les citoyens ivoiriens sont respectés et garantis.

Date published: 
Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:41

9/20/2016

In polarized contexts, coverage can mitigate or obscure the substance of transitional justice efforts to establish what happened, who the victims were, and who was responsible for the violations. It can either catalyze or paralyze the debate on how to repair victims and ensure that systematic violence does not recur. This paper explores this relationship in places like South Africa, the former Yugoslavia, Guatemala and more.

Date published: 
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:06

8/9/2016

To help advance the process of defining a credible reparations policy for Côte d’Ivoire, this paper presents a series of proposals for the government and the general public. The aim is to advance discussions on the best strategy to address the rights of victims of serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations committed by the warring parties.

Date published: 
Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:43

6/2/2016

In this briefing paper ICTJ addresses one of the crucial points of the peace negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP): the possibility of providing recourse to the broadest amnesty possible and pardons as part of the treatment of the different crimes committed in the framework of more than fifty years of armed conflict.

Date published: 
Thu, 06/02/2016 - 13:57

4/19/2016

This briefing paper calls on the international community to use the time and presence of refugees to help shape the outcomes of crises while they are ongoing.

Date published: 
Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:00

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