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How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C
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Bantjes, Megan. 2011. How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.With the aim of informing CSVR's development of a community work model to address torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, this desk study examines six community projects conducted in South Africa and in other countries. Details of four of the interventions were found in the literature and information about two projects was gathered in interviews with the staff involved. Each intervention is discussed in terms of six questions that have been found useful for thinking about community work (see Questions about community work, Appendix B). The objectives of CSVR’s community work on torture - transformation, prevention and amelioration - provide the framework for considering the implications of each of these projects for CSVR's development of a model.

Advocating Justice : Civil Society and Transitional Justice in Africa
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In 2010, the “Advocating Justice” workshop brought together Africa-based practitioners and scholars to share experiences and evaluate African civil society’s advocacy for transitional justice on the continent. Discussing case studies from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the participants highlighted the central role local organisations play in shaping transitional justice agendas in Africa. The workshop was hosted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation on behalf of the African Transitional Justice Research Network.

 

The workshop discussions are summarised in the report, Advocating Justice: Civil Society and Transitional Justice in Africa.

 

Case studies:

Sierra Leone: A Long and Difficult Journey to Reconciliation - The Role of Civil Society, by John Caulker, Fambul Tok International

Liberia Case Study, by Ezekiel Pajibo, Independent Researcher

Centring Women’s Rights in Transitional Justice Processes in Northern Uganda: FIDA-Uganda’s Experience, by Kihika Sarah Kasande, FIDA-Uganda

The Coalition for Reconciliation in Uganda: Important Lessons for Proactive Civil Society Engagement in Catalysing Transitional Justice Discourse, by Stephen Oola, Advocate

Kenya Case Study, by Njonjo Mue, International Center for Transitional Justice, Kenya

Reparations Advocacy: The Case of Khulumani Support Group, by Shirley Gunn, Human Rights Media Centre

The Unfinished Business - The Case of Victims’ Unrelenting Search for Justice in Kenya, by Wachira Waheire, National Victims Network, and Davis Malombe, Kenya Human Rights Commission

Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: What Role for Civil Society?, by Edem Comlan, Penal Reform International, Great Lakes (Rwanda)

Advocacy for the Adoption of Transitional Justice Mechanisms in the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Dieudonne Diku Mpongola, Congolese Coalition for Transitional Justice

Reparations and the African Commission: Experiences from Zimbabwe, by Roselyn Hanzi, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

Advocating for the Adoption of a Holistic Transitional Justice Policy at the African Union, by George Mukundi Wachira, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

 

Victim Services for Human Rights Violations in Malawi
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Amoah, J. & Greenbaum, B. (2005). Victim Services for Human Rights Violations in Malawi. Research report written as part of the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project, April.

Key Resources on Reparations in Southern Africa
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Colvin, C. (2005). Key Resources on Reparations in Southern Africa. Bibliography compiled for the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project.

Key Resources on Social and Political Reconciliation in Southern Africa
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Colvin, C. (2005). Key Resources on Social and Political Reconciliation in Southern Africa. Bibliography compiled for the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project.

Reconciliación y reparación: un balance
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Valji, N. (2004). Reconciliación y reparación: un balance. In Vanguardia Dossier, "Potencias emergentes: China, India, Brasil y Sudáfrica", No. 12 July/September. [Spanish]

Southern Africa Reconciliation Project: Khulumani Case Study
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Makhalemele, O. (2004). Southern Africa Reconciliation Project: Khulumani Case Study. Research report written as part of the Southern Africa Reconciliation Project.

The Role of the Church in Promoting Reconciliation in Post–TRC South Africa.
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van der Merwe, H. (2003). The Role of the Church in Promoting Reconciliation in Post–TRC South Africa. In Chapman, A. & Spong, B. (eds), Religion and Reconciliation in South Africa, Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press.

Facilitators Guide to Reconciliation in South African Communities.
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Maepa, T. & Geyer, Y. (2002). Facilitators Guide to Reconciliation in South African Communities. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Available on request from Ntombifuthi Zondo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interventions after the TRC – Reconciliation, Advocacy & Healing
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Kayser, U. (2001). Interventions after the TRC – Reconciliation, Advocacy & Healing. Workshop report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, October.