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Change of minds, change of behaviour. A view on transitional justice in former Yugoslavia

23. Sep. 2020
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Louis Bickford

Anita Mitic, who was born as Yugoslavia broke out in civil war, describes in an interview what can be learned from former Yugoslavia in terms of transitional justice. What the transitional justice processes would have shown is the necessity to address behavioral norms and the powerful role of political elites.

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Looking beyond legalism. The urgent need for people-centered justice processes in Cambodia

16. Sep. 2020
Louis Bickford

Emma Leslie, Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Cambodia, reflects in an interview on transitional justice processes in Cambodia. Instead of legalistic processes, she urges for people-centered approaches grounded in the Cambodian culture and system.

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What future for transitional justice? Radical critical reflections on the field

09. Sep. 2020
Louis Bickford

This blog series examines the field of transitional justice through a critical lens, asking challenging questions and exploring ways in which it might be relevant, or not, in our current global context. Through a small number of carefully-selected interviews, the series intends to provoke debate within the field and help lead to innovation and adaptation.

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From toe to head - Football, history and memory work

13. Aug. 2020
Ingolf Seidel

Football is a popular sport all over the world, but the beautiful game has an ugly side as well: anti-Semitic, racist, sexist and homophobic chants and abuse in and outside the stadiums. The Tüpfelhausen – das Familienportal e.V. community organisation in Leipzig has developed its own unique response to the surge of the far right and anti-Semitism...

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The stigmatisation of minorities as a topic in schools

07. Jul. 2020
Ingolf Seidel

In Germany, it took a long time for the persecution of gays in the Third Reich to be recognised as National Socialist injustice. There was no memorial in Berlin until 2008 . In the meantime, society has become much more willing to condemn all forms of discrimination, and yet trans- and homophobic insults are still heard every day in schoolyards across Germany. Simply pointing out the injustices inflicted on these groups does not adequately address the problem.

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