Research Brief

4/20/2011

There was no formal relationship between Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DDRR) processes and transitional justice initiatives in Liberia. DDRR was near completion by the time the TRC began operations. This sequencing of the DDRR program prior to the TRC allowed for a more secure environment for pursuing transitional justice.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 10:20

4/20/2011

In El Salvador there was a complex relationship between peacemaking and democratization. The DDR and transitional justice initiatives were connected by the timetable for the implementation of the peace accords. Progress in DDR was dependent on the implementation of political reforms, which included important measures related to transitional justice.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 10:14

4/20/2011

The DDR process in Colombia aims to guarantee citizens their fundamental rights while at the same time to create space for the integration of demobilized armed groups. It remains to be seen if the Colombian DDR and transitional justice model can be implemented such that it satisfies both the requirements of an immediate cession of violence while also meeting victim's demands for reparation

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 10:11

4/20/2011

The disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) following the 1992-1994 war helped facilitate the transition to peace. However, the almost total failure of international and domestic authorities to support demobilized combatants in post-conflict BiH and politically powerful veterans' associations impeded the progress of justice for civilian war victims.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 09:53

4/20/2011

In Afghanistan's nation-building process, security has been prioritized over justice. Slow progress on crucial institutional reforms continues to impede efforts to create a competent and professional police force, a functioning civil service, and an accountable judiciary; all three of which are vital to successful disarmament, transitional justice and, ultimately, security.

Date published: 
Mon, 06/01/2009 - 09:29

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