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EDITOR(S)

Saudamini Siegrist; Sharanjeet Parmar; Mindy Jane Roseman; Theo Sowa
Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation
LANGUAGE:
English
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Front matter PDF KB 758
Foreword PDF KB 1141
Introduction PDF KB 1452
Annex PDF KB 1457
Chapter 1 PDF KB 1647
Chapter 2 PDF KB 1718
Chapter 3 PDF KB 1661
Chapter 4 PDF KB 1684
Chapter 5 PDF KB 1647
Chapter 6 PDF KB 1650
Chapter 7 PDF KB 1597
Chapter 8 PDF KB 1692
Chapter 9 PDF KB 1699
Chapter 10 PDF KB 1535
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ABSTRACT

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.
SERIESInnocenti Publications
DATE OF PUBLICATION2010
PAGES417