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

07. Oct. 2020
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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Change of minds, change of behaviour. A view on transitional justice in former Yugoslavia

23. Sep. 2020
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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From toe to head - Football, history and memory work

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

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

18. Aug. 2020
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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