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Missing Stories: Truth Seeking Processes in Northern Uganda

"This policy brief explores the continued relevance of truth‐seeking as an instrument of transitional justice and peace building in Northern Uganda. Over two years after the dissolution of the Juba Peace Talks in November 2008, several questions r...

Enhancing Grassroots Involvement in Transitional Justice Debates: A Report on Consultations held with Victims and Civil Society Organizations in West Nile, Acholi, Lango and Teso Sub Regions in Northern Uganda

"This report is aimed at informing JLOS and other relevant stakeholders working on issues pertaining to victims in northern Uganda about the needs of these victims, as expressed by the individuals themselves. Between November 2010 and February 201...

Opportunities for Setting Up a TRC in Burundi

"The article briefly assesses the conflict in Burundi after which it delves into the peace and reconciliation process of the 2000 Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi. The agreement stipulated the formation of an International Com...

Apartheid Grand Corruption Assessing the Scale of Crimes of Profit from 1976 to 1994

"This report attempts to document and describe instances of corruption that we know took place during apartheid and in particular, during the period 1976–1994. Through documented evidence and testimonies of those who have information about this ...

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly...

Enduring Political Divides in South Africa

This paper offers an assessment of the foreign policy strategies adopted by both the Mandela and Mbeki administrations in their quest to shed the country’s image as a former defender of racial segregation, largely dislocated from the global econom...

Negotiating peace in Liberia: Preserving the possibility for Justice

"A case study which provides in-depth examination on how specific justice issues came to be included and potentially excluded in the Accra peace accord, which was the foundation of the current peace process."

Beyond Retribution Prospects for Restorative Justice in South Africa

"Part 1 outlines the context for the monograph by providing an overview of international experience and lessons, as well as considering the relevance of restorative justice in South Africa at present. In Chapter 2, Batley reviews the South Africa...

Between Principle and Pragmatism in Transitional Justice South Africa’s TRC and Peace Building

"This paper aims at conceptualising the role of transitional justice in peace building by focusing on South Africa’s TRC. It argues that building sustainable peace in societies that have suffered protracted conflict or human rights abuse calls no...

Policy Brief : Democratic Transition and Electoral Security in Ghana

"In Ghana,the Fourth Republican Constitution of 1992 makes provision for a smooth alternation of political power between political parties through free and fair elections supervised by an independent electoral commission. The Constitution,also, p...

Liberia: A Briefing Paper on the TRC Report

"The main purpose of this policy brief is to critically examine, and provide a capsule analysis and nuanced understanding of the context, mandate, reactions and key issues emerging out of the TRC report and recommendations. Subsequently, the ess...

Justice and Peace in a New Zimbabwe Transitional Justice Options

"Against the backdrop of an international legal and normative framework which may shape justice options, the first part of this paper addresses the question ‘why a truth commission?’We suggest that Zimbabwe’s particular experiences necessitate a n...

The Impact of the TRC on the Military : Pressures, Problems and Imponderables

"This paper proceeds from the assumption that the process of truth and reconciliation is necessary for both normative and practical reasons. Notwithstanding these reasons, however, it outlines a series of practical challenges that confront the arm...

Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone: UNAMSIL Hits the Home Straight

"This monograph provides a brief overview of the inconclusive interventions in the Sierra Leone conflict, up to and including the initial phase of UNAMSIL deployment. It reports in more detail on the subsequent advances made in the peace process, ...

Peace versus Justice? Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and War Crime Tribunals in Africa

Whether moving from armed conflict; the end of authoritarian rule; or systematic state repression, there is often a demand in Africa’s post-conflict societies for justice that is often counter-balanced by the need for reconciliation. A key focus ...

Noble Intentions, Nagging Dilemmas In Search of Context-Responsive Truth Commissions in Africa

Select findings were presented in this policy brief emanating from the research and offers policy recommendations to truth commission proponents in government and in non-governmental organisations. It recommends that truth commissions should be v...

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