Publications

Research Brief: What Drives Violence in South Africa

This research brief outlines the literature on drivers of violence in South Africa and then puts it in context by summarising views on violence among community members who work with CSVR in four local communities. ...

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Transitioning Toward Gender Justice: A Trend Analysis of 13 African Cases

To demonstrate the need for a broader understanding of gender justice within transitional justice processes, this policy brief draws upon a study conducted by CSVR on the drivers and impacts of TJ in Africa. The ...

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Urban Land and the Genesis of Violence

The question of land has been a burning issue in the history of South Africa. Under colonialism and apartheid, various laws and policies were used to dispossess and force black people from their ancestral land. ...

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Lessons from Community-Led Peacebuilding in South Africa

This report explores a peacebuilding network in contemporary South Africa: the Community Action Groups (CAGs), which were convened by CSVR. It unpacks the role the CAGs can play in ending violence and the structural, political, ...

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"People's Power" in the Age of Human Rights: Victims' Contributions to Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Concentrating on the transitional preoccupation with mainstreaming human rights culture, the chapter contrasts human rights education as expressed in South Africa’s post-1994 formal curriculum and as reflected in the informal educational activities of the national ...

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The Global Climate Regime and Transitional Justice

Geopolitical changes combined with the increasing urgency of ambitious climate action have re-opened debates about justice and international climate policy. Mechanisms and insights from transitional justice have been used in over thirty countries across a ...

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First Continental Transitional Justice Forum: The State of Transitional Justice in Africa

This report is a reflection of the inaugural three-day Continental Forum on Transitional Justice that was organized by the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission and the Centre for the Study of ...

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