Innocenti Publications Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation AUTHOR(S) Saudamini Siegrist; Mindy Jane Roseman; Theo Sowa Published: 2010 Innocenti Publications 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. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 417 | Thematic area: Juvenile Justice | Tags: child soldiers, children in armed conflicts, juvenile justice, right of self-expression, right to care and protection, transitional justice × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Saudamini Siegrist; Mindy Jane Roseman; Theo Sowa 2010 Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation. , pp. 417.