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Locating Peace within the Justice Agenda: The Case of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy

This paper discusses the African Union Transitional Justice Policy as a case study that locates peace within the justice agenda in Africa, drawing from the rich, three-decade-long practice and experience of transitional justice processes on ...

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Pan-African Reparation Perspectives, Issue 3

This special bulletin on reparation for victims of torture in Africa focuses on the effects of COVID-19, including the enforcement of pandemic regulations to the detriment of human rights, torture and ill-treatment of women, the ...

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Perspectives Panafricaines sur la Réparation, Numéro 3

Un bulletin spécial sur la réparation pour les victimes de la torture en Afrique.  

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Traditional Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons from Africa

Drawing on African countries’ experiences, this policy brief examines the progress, prospects and problems in traditional transitional justice processes, particularly regarding their complementarity to state or formal processes in providing holistic justice for victims of ...

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Addressing Gender Justice and Colonialism through Transitional Justice in Africa

Colonialism in Africa was a violent act from its conceptualisation in the 18th century to its far-reaching implementation, which included genocides, war, countless human rights violations, loss of land and displacement, and which affected different ...

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Transitional Justice and the Inclusion of LGBTQIA+ Rights

Over the last few years, there has been an increased visibility of the state of the lives of the LGBTQIA+ population throughout Africa. What has been uncovered is that LGBTQIA+ lives have been plagued by ...

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Addressing Diversity and Inclusion through Transitional Justice

The field of transitional justice has evolved considerably over the last 30 years. Key to these developments have been the increasingly strong voices of different sectors of society who have demanded that their experiences be ...

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