Compilation of different cases of transitional justice processes undertaken by states that have undergone an armed conflict and aim at building peace while demanding accountability from those responsible for human rights violations committed in the past.
The report is to highlight key issues and lessons learned from the worldwide work of United Nations Commissions in their experiences in the promotion of justice and the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict societies. Specially the leanings that have been a raised during the work with societies that have been victims of large-scale abuses. The concepts of Justice, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice that United Nations commissions worldwide takes as point of referent are also explained in this report.
Social Research and Analysis (SORA) Ruth Picker
While outside of South Africa the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was widely perceived as a model process for dealing with a legacy of violence and human rights violations, within the country substantial criticism has been voiced as to how “just” the TRC really was and on which level shortcomings and failures – either of a fundamental nature, rooted in the concept of the TRC, or as an artefact of how an “initially good idea” was carried out – may be located.
United States Institute of Peace USIP
Presentation of some programs and funds USIP is taking care of. The institute strives to encourage more practice and scholarly work on women, and seeks to deepen understanding of the role of women in conflict and Peace
Ayumi Kusafuka, ICTJ, 2009
South Africa´s gendered past was never substantially addressed by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) despite attempts by women groups to ensure its inclusion
International Center for Transitional Justice ICTJ
Short overview over the project on gender and reparations, ICTJ presents and is holding on with.
United States Institute of Peace
This report summarizes the challenges in supporting women in the process of transitional justice, also focusing on the important role women play here. There are also suggestions how to implement solutions (24 pages, .pdf, for historical reference).
The children`s society, 2013
The inquiry into asylum support for children and young people received written submissions and heard oral evidence from over 200 individuals and organisations, including local authorities, safeguarding boards and academics. The panel considered perspectives from health, poverty, housing, well-being and asylum support experts, and heard directly from families with experience of living on asylum support. The evidence shows that the current asylum support system is in urgent need of reform if it is to have regard to the safety and wellbeing of children and meet its obligations to promote children’s best interests
War Child UK
By mapping existing community-based protection initiatives, structures and approaches, the study intended to identify effective and sustainable community-based mechanisms and offer recommendations in order to help support the development of its community-based child protection strategy in Uganda and in the DRC.
Karen Campbell-Nelson, Ed.D.
Liberia provides an interesting case study of the role women have played in peace building in the West African context. Liberian women played an integral role in bringing an end to armed conflict.