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 architecture and the Malabo Protocol on the criminal jurisdiction of the African Court. This policy brief provides a summary of the salient elements of the AUTJP and a discussion on the importance of the policy for societies in transition. It outlines what this policy means in terms of the role of the African Union and how it can be used by affected groups and advocacy organizations, as well as the prospects and challenges for implementation.
Policy brief - AUTJP Expanding the Frontiers of TJ - Dersso 2021
Solomon Dersso is Commissioner of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and Chair of the Working Group on Extractive Industries in Africa & Focal Person on Transitional Justice in Africa.