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Women, gender and transitional justice

14. Aug. 2019
Susanne Buckley-Zistel

The German Government should pursue a transitional justice policy that focuses on women, and which not only increases the number of women in relevant institutions but also addresses women-specific abuses. It should recognise and support its potential to make a small contribution to more gender-equitable societies.

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There Are More Than Victims and Former Combatants

05. Aug. 2019
Ljubinka Petrovic-Ziemer

In transitional justice contexts, court verdicts often do not enjoy universal acceptance. Thus, Germany should promote the interplay between judicial and non-judicial mechanisms to increase trust in the judgements. Also, the German approach has to overcome the binary of victims and perpetrators and foster the public participation of a much broader spectrum of actors in transitional justice processes.

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One Process: Tackling the Past and Reckoning With the Future

31. Jul. 2019
Nenad Vukosavljević

In post-war societies, ex-combatants and victims associations – from all sides of the conflict – enjoy high credibility. Instead of regarding them as potential spoilers of the peacebuilding process, the German government should support cooperation with these groups to bridge the gap between opposing war legacies, search for joint ways to face the violent past, and prevent the recurrence of war.

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Thinking Big About Transitional Justice

31. Jul. 2019
Pablo de Greiff

With its expertise on SSR, rule of law and development, Germany is in an ideal position to strengthen the transitional justice agenda. For its new strategy, the key will be to enable effective links between these fields and to help articulate an effective prevention framework.

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