Conference on Children and Transitional Justice

Executive summaries of expert papers on children and transitional justice

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The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the papers presented below are entirely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies or the views of UNICEF.




  • Addressing the potential and limits of the 'mato oput' process as a basis for accountability, justice and reconciliation for children in Northern Uganda

  • Basic Assumptions of Transitional Justice and Children

  • Child Participation in the Sierra Leone Truth & Reconciliation Commission: Considering theBroader Cultural Context

  • Children and Accountability for Grave Crimes: The experience of the ICC and other International or Hybrid Jurisdictions

  • Children and the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR) in Timor-Leste

  • Children and torture

  • Children, Education and Reconciliation

  • Community and Family Responses to Youth Formerly Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups: A Long Term View on Acceptance, Marginalization, and Psychosocial Adjustment

  • Genetic Tracing, Disappeared Children and Justice

  • Prosecuting International Crimes against Children and Questions of Criminal Responsibility: the International Legal Framework

  • Psychosocial Support for Children: Protecting the Rights of Childs Victims and Witnesses in Transitional Justice Processes

  • Restorative justice after mass violence: Opportunities and risks for children and youth

  • Rethinking Reparation for Children

  • Security Sector Reform and Children

  • Transitional Justice and the situation of children in Colombia and Peru

  • Truth commissions and national curriculum: The case of the Recordándonos resource in Peru