Publications

The State of Transitional Justice in Africa: Report on the Third African Transitional Justice Forum

The Third African Transitional Justice Forum, held on 24–26 September 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, followed the February 2019 adoption of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP), a guiding framework for African Union member ...

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Towards an African Approach to Transitional Justice: Report on the Second African Transitional Justice Forum

Inaugurated in 2017, the annual African Transitional Justice Forum provides a multi-stakeholder platform for identifying solutions to common problems in a manner that is rooted in collective and national experiences, sharing best practices to advance ...

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Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Transitional Justice in the Gambia: Practitioner Perspectives

Following the African model of transitional justice presented in the African Union Transitional Justice Policy, this report identifies ways to conceptualise and integrate healing, particularly from psychological wounds, into holistic and contextualised transitional justice practice ...

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African Truth Commissions and Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Within the international development and human rights communities, awareness of the use of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) as a tool of war has grown significantly over the past two decades. Truth commission have emerged as ...

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The African Union Transitional Justice Policy: Expanding the Frontiers of Transitional Justice

The African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP), adopted in 2019, is the culmination of a nearly decade-long legislative process. It endows the African Union with a full-fledged justice architecture in combination with its human rights ...

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Transitional Justice in Africa: What's Human Rights Got to Do with It?

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has the potential to play a significant role in the development of holistic transitional justice approaches by providing a framework for states based on the African Charter ...

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Afrocentric Conceptions of Conflict Transformation: Beyond Ubuntu Mythology and Romantic Traditionalism

Peacebuilding is an overtly political act laden with sociocultural assumptions, preferences and values. It is also an act impelled by the geoeconomic and geopolitical considerations of both the protagonists and some “invisible hands” with a ...

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