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Dealing with war-related sexualised violence: lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina

27. Aug. 2019
Jeannette Böhme

The sexualised violence that occurs during civil wars is rarely addressed in peace agreements. As a result, survivors are stigmatised by society and left to deal with their trauma on their own. The German Government should give more support to women’s rights organisations.

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The crisis of transitional justice: an opportunity for history work

Constantin Goschler

Transitional justice is in crisis. With the end of “the West”, not only has it lost its normative frame of reference; it is also accused of being a project of the cosmopolitan elite. Transitional justice actors must therefore defend and justify its values with credibility. History work should make use of the potential afforded by public history.

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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

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One Process: Tackling the Past and Reckoning With the Future

31. Jul. 2019

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