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Addressing Diversity and Inclusion Through Transitional Justice

Transitional justice is generally promoted on the basis that it ensures that the diverse sectors of society affected by conflict are included in the process of rebuilding societies after conflict and authoritarian rule. Inclusion, diversity, victim-…

Transitional Justice and the Inclusion of LGBTQIA+ Rights

The aim of transition is to shift from authoritarian and exclusive governance to a more inclusive and democratic system. Transitional justice seeks to recognise past abuses and traumas, and give rise to new societies that embrace diversity and inclu…

South Sudan's Transitional Government: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities

South Sudan’s Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity provides a roadmap to resolve the country’s civil war. But the transition has not been smooth due to profound structural political disputes, deep-seated corruption, inter-communal c…

Assurant le Succès de la Commission Vérité, Justice, Réparations et Réconciliation de la République Centrafricaine / Ensuring the Success of the Central African Republic’s Truth, Justice, Reparations and Reconciliation Commission

The Central African Republic has a dire need for transitional justice, as expressed in the outcomes of high-level meetings, such as the Bangui Forum. In 2020, a law was passed establishing a Truth, Justice, Reparations and Reconciliation Commission.…

Transitional Justice in Africa: What's Human Rights Got to Do with It?

Transitional justice in Africa requires (a) the confrontation of the violations of human and peoples’ rights inflicted during conflict or authoritarian rule in order to address the wrongs of the past, (b) the creation of security and peace by ensuri…

Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Transitional Justice in the Gambia: Practitioner Perspectives

In countries dealing with legacies of gross and systematic rights violations, healing is central to individuals, communities and society coming to terms with past abuses and preventing their recurrence in the future. As such, it is a key component o…

Climate Focused Transitional Justice

The Covid 19 pandemic has created human suffering on a global scale, but also a strange window of opportunity to rethink how we live, work and play. For the time being, calls for a green recovery that builds back better by cutting greenhouse gas emi…

Regional Strategy Meeting on Enhancing Traditional Justice in Traditional Justice Process in the ECOWAS Region

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), in collaboration with the Department of Political Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission, organised a regional strategic meeting on ‘Enhancing Traditional Justice Mechanisms in Transitional Justi…

Youth Inclusion in Transitional Policy in Africa: Youth Contribute to Shaping the Way Forward

Including youth in the design and implementation of transitional justice (TJ) is now being recognised as a key priority that has been long neglected. Such inclusion and participation would strengthen the value of transitional justice initiatives for…

A Compendium on the State of Peace, Reconciliation and Healing in Southern Africa

Societies emerging from violent and protracted conflicts and wars often face considerable challenges in rebuilding and entrenching a culture of peace. Similarly, negotiating and building peace in post-conflict societies is often a huge and complex u…

Forced Migration: A Transitional Justice Issue

Transitional justice provides holistic and inclusive strategies for addressing human rights violations that arise from violent conflicts and authoritarian rule. Forced displacement is a common consequence of such conflicts— and addressing the rights…

Transitional Justice: Testing the Waters in the Lake Chad Basin

Transitional justice is a tried and tested approach in post-conflict peacebuilding. It presents challenges and opportunities in regions plagued by violent extremism, such as the Lake Chad Basin. The duration and scale of abuses call for an explorati…

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