Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground: Victims and Ex-Combatants

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This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent conflicts.

As recent events following political change during the so-called 'Arab Spring' demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or attend conflict and political transition. While traditionally much literature and many practitioners highlighted tensions between peacebuilding and justice, recent research and ...

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Overview

This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent conflicts.

As recent events following political change during the so-called 'Arab Spring' demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or attend conflict and political transition. While traditionally much literature and many practitioners highlighted tensions between peacebuilding and justice, recent research and practice demonstrates a turn away from the supposed 'peace vs justice' dilemma.

This volume examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victim-centred approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants. While recent volumes have sought to address either DDR or victim-centred approaches to justice, none has sought to make connections between the two, much less to place them in the larger context of the increasing linkages between transitional justice and peacebuilding.

This book will be of great interest to students of transitional justice, peacebuilding, human rights, war and conflict studies, security studies and IR.

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"Is the pursuit of justice a necessary route to lasting peace in post-conflict settings? Do peace-building efforts routinely undermine durable justice? The authors explode this false dichotomy in their exciting new volume. Drawing on recent experiences from Colombia and Sierra Leone to Lebanon and Uganda they consider the trade-offs routinely confronted by traumatised societies at war's end. They show how activities often cast as oppositional, in particular restorative justice versus disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, are more closely aligned than assumed." - Dr. Robert Muggah, Small Arms Survey, Geneva, Switzerland

"Through nuanced case studies guided by a fresh analytical framework, the book manages to convey both the local complexity faced by countries undergoing transition, as well as the common challenges and opportunities. It asks practical questions and provides much food for reflection for both academics and practitioners."Hugo van der Merwe, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Johannesburg, South Africa

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Meet the Author

Chandra Lekha Sriram is Professor in Law at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, UK.

Jemima García-Godos is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway.

Johanna Herman is a Research Fellow, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London, UK.

Olga Martin-Ortega is a Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London, UK.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Jemima García-Godos and Chandra Lekha Sriram Part 1: Critical Themes 2. Bridging the Gap: The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and the Challenges of Integrating DDR and Transitional Justice, Dustin Sharp 3. Transitional Justice and Ongoing Conflicts, Par Engstrom 4. Just Peace? Integrating DDR and Transitional Justice, Lars Waldorf 5. Centralizing Legal Pluralism? Traditional Justice in Transitional Contexts, Rosemary Nagy Part 2: Country Case Studies 6. Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in Cambodia: Attempts at DDR and the Rise of Victim-Centred Justice, Johanna Herman 7. Unfinished business: Peacebuilding, Accountability, and Rule of Law in Lebanon, Chandra Lekha Sriram 8. Building Peace and Delivering Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Limits of Externally Driven Processes, Olga Martin-Ortega 9. Victim-centred Justice and DDR in Sierra Leone, Chandra Lekha Sriram 10. Tempering Great Expectations: Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in Liberia, Rosalind Raddatz 11. The Supposed Accountability/Peacebuilding Dilemma in Uganda, Joanna R. Quinn 12. Colombia: Accountability and DDR in the Pursuit of Peace?, Jemima García-Godos 13. The National Accord, Impunity and the Fragile Peace in Kenya, Stephen Brown 14. Conclusions, Chandra Lekha Sriram and Jemima García-Godos

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