Hugo van der Merwe

New Book – Transitional Justice: Theories, Mechanisms and Debates

The book presents the broad scope of transitional justice studies through a focus on the theory, mechanisms and debates in the area, covering such topics as:The origin, context and development of transitional justice Victims, ...

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Press Release: Justice for Ahmed Timol and Other Apartheid Victims

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) notes with deep concern the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that it does not intend to pursue charges against two apartheid Security Branch police officers, ...

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Combat Hunger and Poverty Caused by Covid-19

As we enter a time where the fear of starvation becomes more prevalent than the fear of Covid-19, we need to look for more effective strategies to look after the needs of the most desperate ...

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Forging a Resilient Social Contract in South Africa

Since the advent of democracy in the 1990s, the South African political settlement has ushered into policy a progressive framework for the realization of socio-economic rights, enshrined by the Constitution. However, this political settlement has ...

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Advocating Transitional Justice in Africa: The Role of Civil Society

This edited volume examines the role of local civil society in shaping understandings and processes of transitional justice in Africa – a nursery of transitional justice ideas for well over two decades. It brings together ...

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Struggles in Peacetime: Working With Ex-combatants in Mozambique – Their Work, Their Frustrations and Successes

The subsequent piece is based on interviews with more than 40 former combatants in Mozambique and a number of other relevant actors, it seeks to begin answering some of the questions that hardly ever get ...

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