Development and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice
Susanne Reiff, Sylvia Servaes, Natascha Zupan
Report from Workshops at the Conference ´Building a Future on Peace and Justice`
For the past three years, FriEnt, the German Working Group on Development and Peace, has been focussing on the subject of transitional justice. FriEnt has organized a series of roundtable discussions for its member organizations, provided expertise and advice and has published a guidance paper on transitional justice and dealing with the past. Based on this experience, FriEnt was invited to co-organize two workshops for the conference “Building a Future on Peace and Justice”, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany, from 25 to 27 June 2007. In cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, FriEnt prepared one workshop on the nexus between transitional justice and development. The second one jointly organized with the Swiss-based Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) – swisspeace, addressed justice mechanisms and questions of legitimacy. This report aims to share some of the ideas and major findings of the two workshops. It was made possible by the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. FriEnt thanks all individuals and institutions that contributed to the success of the workshops in many different ways.