Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation

Innocenti Publications


Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation
  • Editor(s)
    • Parmar, Sharanjeet;
    • Roseman, Mindy Jane;
    • Siegrist, Saudamini;
    • Sowa, Theo;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2010
  • Pages
    • 417
  • ISBN
    • 978-0-9796395-4-8
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 589U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

The volume analyzes key issues from the transitional justice agenda through a child rights lens. On the basis of research, the authors begin to formulate responses to a number of crucial questions and debates: how to end impunity for crimes against children; what policies and procedures can better protect children and enable them to contribute to reconciliation and reconstruction efforts; what strategies are most effective in supporting children’s roles and ensuring their voices are heard in peace-building efforts; how to enable children to reunite and reconcile with their families, peers and communities; how to build children’s skills to become part of a stable economy; and how to reaffirm children’s self-esteem and agency in the aftermath of armed conflict that has violated their childhood. A number of cross-cutting issues and themes are introduced. Chapters 1 through 3 outline the human rights-based approach for children and transitional justice and examine the basic assumptions and international legal framework that provide a foundation for further analysis of accountability and reconciliation in different country contexts. This is followed, in Chapters 4 through 6, by case studies of children’s involvement in the truth commissions of South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Chapters 7 through 10 address thematic issues and institutional reform.

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Thematic area

Juvenile Justice   / 

Thesaurus

child soldiers   /  children in armed conflicts   /  juvenile justice   /  right of self-expression   /  right to care and protection   /  transitional justice   / 

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Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation
Harvard University Press
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Web site: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/PARCHI.html