Response to new publications from IJR

Posted on May 24, 2010. Filed under: Publications |

Last week, I posted three research papers recently released by the IJR’s Transitional Justice in Africa programme.

I am delighted to see that these papers have been well-received. Restorative Justice online has re-posted extracts from Ozonnia Ojielo’s paper,  Critical Lessons in Post-Conflict Security in Africa: The case of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. By way of review, the site notes that the paper contains “an excellent description of the conflict that led to the TRC.”

Zimpolitic, a blog that “offers a forum for the exchange of information on the politics in Zimbabwe and its implications to the protection and promotion of human rights in the country”, has re-posted National Healing and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Opportunities by Pamela Machakanja. Zimpolitic writes,

“The paper highlights the importance of instituting transitional justice mechanisms including truth seeking and truth telling if Zimbabwe is to close a sad chapter in its history and open a new chapter that instills durable and sustainable peace for all Zimbabweans. Indeed there cannot be durable peace in Zimbabwe unless the historical prejudices and imbalances are remedied as the victims will always seek revenge at personal level thus making it difficult to have a stable and peaceful nation. The paper is worth reading for those in the field of peace, justice and human rights…”

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