This paper has been commissioned by mediatEUr as part of its Global Forum for Mediation project. In it, peace and justice expert Priscilla Hayner uses real-case examples to identify the emerging trends and dilemmas relating to peace and justice, and to draw out considerations for mediators.
Dilemmas and Difficulties in Peace and Justice: Considerations for Policymakers and Mediators
Questions of justice for serious crimes of war invariably arise in the course of peace talks. Sometimes, justice is defined from the start as a core agenda item for the talks, and even stated as a priority by the negotiating parties. But this may soon lead to unforeseen difficulties as complexities and party interests become clear.