Seeking Reconciliation and Reintegration: Assessment of a Pilot Restorative Justice Mediation Project

Seeking Reconciliation and Reintegration: Assessment of a Pilot Restorative Justice Mediation Project

With the aim of addressing the Post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) need for both participants and TRC officials to engage in personal and community dialogues in order to bring about real reconciliation, CSVR designed a pilot restorative justice programme to facilitate dialogue between ex-combatants, survivors and their communities. The project drew from restorative justice programmes developed for criminal cases, but adapted its approach to engage with the specific context of politically motivated violations of human rights. The subsequent document is an assessment of that project.

 

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Clara Ramírez Barat
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Clara Ramírez Barat is the Director of the Warren Educational Policies Program at the Auschwitz Institute. Dr. Ramírez Barat obtained her Ph.D. in 2007 at the University Carlos III of Madrid and also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University (2002).

 

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Dr. Hugo van der Merwe is the Director of Research, Knowledge and Learning at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Since joining CSVR in 1997, he has developed and managed numerous research projects evaluating the work and impact of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and managed various research, advocacy and intervention projects relating to transitional justice in South Africa and on the African continent.

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