PublicationsTransitional Justice

Justice for the Past, Justice for the Future: Towards Broadening the Transitional Justice Agenda in Peace Processes

This discussion paper argues that a broader understanding can help overcome some of the tensions inherent in the transitional justice agenda during peace processes, by focusing both on past and future justice needs; victims’ rights and perpetrators’ accountability; as well as wider post-conflict needs that go beyond narrow retributive justice. It is hoped that such a wider understanding will energise a broader range of instruments and options for conflict parties, mediators and interveners at all stages of peace processes to deal with a legacy of human rights violations. The paper…
mediatEUr
20 September, 2012
Blog Posts - Words of PeaceTransitional Justice

Justice in Transition: Dealing with the Past in Peace Processes

This blog was written by David Bloomfield. ‘Transitional justice’ has become an essential part of peacebuilding. As a tool for dealing with a violent past, it has taken centre stage. While there are multiple definitions, they often centre around the judicial and non-judicial approaches for dealing with the legacies of massive and systematic human rights violations, be that in the context of repressive regimes, or armed conflicts. More broadly, justice has a comprehensive role to play in all aspects of peacemaking, and not only as regards post-conflict peacebuilding and dealing with…
mediatEUr
17 July, 2012
PublicationsTransitional Justice

Peace Mediation, Power-Sharing and Transitional Justice: Challenges and Options for the EU

The roundtable ‘Peace Mediation, Power-sharing and Transitional Justice: Challenges and Options for the EU’ on 10 November 2011 brought together a group of experts, policy-makers and practitioners to explore the mediation of power-sharing arrangements, and consider related challenges - in particular regarding transitional justice - in order to make recommendations to improve EU support in these areas. This document provides a summary of discussions and charts next steps to be implemented as part of mediatEUr’s ‘Strengthening EU Capacities for Peace Mediation’ project. Objectives of the meeting were to: 1. Explore…
mediatEUr
1 November, 2011