#Radical Critical (RSS)

Wounded leadership, wounded institutions. The blind spots in the field

28. Oct. 2020
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Louis Bickford

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), urges that the areas of mental health and psychosocial support should receive more attention in the transitional justice practice, considering psychosocial healing not only indispensable for victims, but also for the leadership and intitutions.

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The power of culture. Rethinking transitional justice in Sri Lanka

21. Oct. 2020
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Louis Bickford

Hasini Haputhanthri, museologist and development consultant based in Colombo, demands from the transitional justice field to focus more on the cultural sphere, including arts, media and educational institutions. In her view, museums for example act as agents of cultural change.

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Relationships of power between global and local knowledge

15. Oct. 2020
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Louis Bickford

Martín Abregú, vice president for International Programs at the Ford Foundation, deals with the dynamics and interaction between global expertise and local knowledge in the context of transitional justice. With this in view, he calls on actors to listen and learn from each other.

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“The past is much more elaborate than peace agreements“. Reflecting on transitional justice in Liberia

07. Oct. 2020
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Louis Bickford

Aaron Weah, a transitional justice researcher based at University of Ulster, reflects on the transitional justice experience in Liberia and globally. He criticizes the process in Liberia mainly for the failure to address historical inequalities.

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Help instigate processes, be a catalyst, not promise the sky. A plea for realistic expectations

30. Sep. 2020
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Louis Bickford

Pablo de Greiff, human rights scholar and activist, was the first UN Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice. In the context of the racial justice campaigns that are currently taking place in the USA, he believes that the time has come for transitional justice to provide recognition in a way that people are clearly calling for.

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