Transitional Justice Tag

Collaboratively written with Fantanka (the Gambia), The Day After (Syria), the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (Colombia) and SOS Sahel Sudan (Sudan), this guidebook for practitioners addresses the global phenomenon of forced migration and seeks to outline how the voices of asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced people can be effectively integrated into transitional justice processes. Understanding forced migration as both a consequence of conflict and authoritarian rule and a violation in itself, it provides pathways to work directly with forced migrant communities within a transitional justice framework, focusing on assessment, participation, documentation and advocacy. The guidebook emerges from…

CSVR
25 May 2023

This policy paper explores the impacts of violent conflict on youth in Africa and approaches for ensuring their effective involvement in peace and transitional justice processes. It analyses regional and international policies that guarantee youth participation, and identifies challenges working against them. The paper concludes with recommendations on how best to address these challenges, with a view to involving young people as critical stakeholders in post-conflict processes.  

Usani Odum
30 Nov 2022

The African Union Commission (Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in collaboration with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Togo (HCRRUN) successfully organized the Sixth Edition of the Continental Transitional Justice Forum, held in person in Lomé, Togo from 7- 9 September 2022. The overall objective of the forum was to review the state of Transitional Justice (TJ) in Africa with the goal of strengthening TJ mechanisms and practices in the context of Social Capital. The high-level dialogue received opening remarks from Mrs. Awa Nana-Daboya, President of the…

CSVR
19 Sep 2022

On 20–22 October 2021, the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) hosted the Fifth African Transitional Justice Forum. The Forum explored a number of issues raised by the increasing unrest, violence and democratic deficits in Africa, which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated. Based on in-depth discussions, the Forum proceedings offer recommendations for revitalising traditional justice mechanisms as mainstream transitional justice measures, as well as applying a gender lens to transitional justice processes while addressing sexual and gender-based violence against women and…

Jasmina Brankovic
02 Sep 2022

The African Union Commission (Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in collaboration with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Togo (HCRRUN) will be convening the 6th edition of the African Transitional Justice Forum, scheduled to be held in person in Lomé, Togo from 7- 9 September 2022. The Forum is an annual multi-stakeholder platform aimed at reviewing the state of Transitional Justice (TJ) in Africa with the goal of strengthening TJ mechanisms and practices. At the heart of this review is the identification of emerging issues that present…

CSVR
31 Aug 2022

This panel video provides insights into the intersections between forced migration and transitional justice. It is a discussion organised by the Centre for the Study of Violence and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience for the Global Initative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation. 

CSVR
27 May 2022
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