International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt)

28 April 2021
16.00h - 17.30h
Panel Discussion
The format will be a panel discussion with researchers who conducted case studies.
Virtual Session 19

Transitional Justice and Prevention: Contributions and Challenges

This session examines the relationship between transitional justice and the prevention of human rights violations, different forms of violence and repression, and violent conflict. Drawing on the evidence provided by case studies conducted by the International Center for Transitional Justice, particularly on Colombia and Sierra Leone, as well as the experiences of Germany, the discussion will assess 1) the contributions that transitional justice can make to prevention, focusing on individual and collective exclusion and associated grievances, root causes of injustice, and the need to facilitate long-term institutional and other types of reform; 2) the tensions and challenges faced in adopting a preventive approach, such as short-term instability and the lack of implementation; and 3) the importance of context in shaping outcomes. The session is targeted at policymakers and practitioners in justice, peacebuilding, and development.


Ibrahim Bangura
Transition International, Sierra Leone
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María Cielo Linares
International Center for Transitional Justice Colombia
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Roger Duthie
The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), United States
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