#Radical Critical (RSS)

Neither Justice nor Transition: The Growing Plight of Victims in Transitional Justice

04. Jan. 2021
Dr Terry Savage

Transitional justice aims at providing mechanisms to deal with past atrocities and pave the way for building a society based on peace and justice. Reflecting insights from victimology, Dr Terry Savage however believes that transitional justice measures often miss the needs of victims and fail to provide justice for them. But how should transitional justice processes be dealt with in order to be truly victim-oriented?

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The future of the field

08. Dec. 2020
Louis Bickford

How should transitional justice and related fields move into the future? Drawing on interviews, in the final blog post of this series Louis Bickford suggests seven ways in which the vast field could and should adapt itself to the current global context.

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Racial justice, historical legacies, and truth commissions

25. Nov. 2020
Louis Bickford

This blog series examined the field of transitional justice through a critical lens, having asked, for example, how transitional justice might be relevant for the ongoing racial justice movements in the world. Interviewees agreed that the field has a lot to offer at this historical moment of transformation, but that the field also needs some healthy self-reflection.

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VivaVoz - Voices from varied communities on dealing with the past in Colombia

17. Nov. 2020
Louis Bickford

The VivaVoz programme will be a confluence of hundreds of voices from six communities in Colombia. The representatives, young community leaders with experience in remembrance and communication initiatives, share anecdotes, reflections and ideas from their regions that can contribute to ending and not repeating the armed conflict.

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There is no blueprint. Local knowledge and international expertise at odds

04. Nov. 2020
Louis Bickford

Vasuki Nesiah, Professor of Human Rights and International Law at New York University, deals with the tensions that transitional justice is facing between local knowledge and international expertise and speaks of the power of being 'international' in the practice of transitional justice.

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