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Transitional Justice and Silencing the Guns in Africa in the Context of COVID-19: Report on the Fourth African Transitional Justice Forum

The Fourth African Transitional Justice Forum, held 0n 26–28 October 2020, addressed the state of transitional justice on the continent, specifically its contribution to the African Union’s 2020 theme of the year, “Silencing the Guns,” ...

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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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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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The Status of Amnesty Provisions in Situations of Transition Under the African Charter

This policy paper presents a review of the analysis of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the legal validity of amnesty provisions under the African Charter. It examines how the obiter dictum ...

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