Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice

by
Dr. Rita Schäfer
Heinrich Böll Foundation, Cambodia
Place of Publication: Phnom Penh
Number of Pages: 64

This study analyzes whether and how gender is taken into consideration during the transitional period following wars, violent conflicts and dictatorships. The key question posed here is: To what extent can transitional justice institutions and mechanisms achieve gender justice? This stems from the assumption that forms of genderbased violence as well as gender differences need to be considered when coming to terms with wars, mass violence and severe breaches of human rights. Only by doing so can violent structures be eliminated, sustainable peace processes created and social justice established.

Table of contents: 

Foreword                                                                                                                     
1 Introduction                                                                                                           
     Structure of the study                                                                                                
2 Transitional Justice – Conceptual Principles                                                           
     2.1 Emergence and definition                                                                                    
     2.2 Political and scientific disputes surrounding transitional justice                        
3 Transitional Justice in Practice                                                                               
     3.1 Approaches and institutions at the international and national level                  
     3.2 Instruments at the national level 
     3.3 National and local level: Gacaca courts in Rwanda 
     3.4 Other formalized and informal approaches 
4 Security Sector Reforms 
5 Conclusions 
Bibliography 
Weblinks 

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