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

28. Oct. 2020
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
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
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
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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