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By Anna Cutter Patel, Pablo de Greiff, Lars Waldorf

For the earlier 20 years, overseas donors have invested seriously in large-scale disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) courses, whereas, even as, transitional justice measures have proliferated, bringing fact, justice, and reparations to these convalescing from kingdom violence and civil warfare. but DDR courses are seldom deconstructed to find whether or not they actually in achieving their justice-related goals. also, transitional justice mechanisms not often articulate concepts for coordinating with DDR. Disarming the previous examines the connections—and failures—between those tasks inside peacebuilding contexts and evaluates destiny hyperlinks among DDR courses and the goals of transitional justice. the result of a considerable examine undertaking initiated via the foreign heart for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), this publication is important for a person attracted to potent interventions and enduring results.

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Criminal trials almost invariably wind up focusing on the perpetrators in the dock. ” Pablo de Greiff, “Repairing the Past: Compensation for Victims of Human Rights Violations,” in The Handbook of Reparations, ed. Pablo de Greiff (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 2. Some scholars have faulted the workings of transitional justice for not paying sufficient attention to victims. ” Ruth Rubio-Marin, “The Gender of Reparations: Setting the Agenda,” in What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations, ed.

IT-95-14, Appeals Chamber Judgment, July 29, 2004, para. 114 (quoting ICRC Commentary). See Megan Hirst, An Unfinished Truth: An Analysis of the Commission of Truth and Friendship’s Final Report on the 1999 Atrocities in East Timor (New York: International Center for Transitional Justice, Mar. 2009), 22–23. ” DPKO, IDDRS, sec. 10, 11. , Susan McKay and Dyan Mazurana, Where are the Girls? , Muggah, “No Magic Bullet,” 246; Jennings, “Unclear Ends, Unclear Means,” 333–34; Theidon, “Transitional Subjects,” 67.

At one end of the spectrum are socalled self-amnesties, amnesties given by a state to itself and its allies. Such amnesties should be cause for immediate suspicion. At the other end of the spectrum are what might be called “non-self-amnesties,” amnesties given by a state to benefit only its opponents, whether political dissidents or armed rebel movements, either as an incentive to leave the field of battle or as a means to correct a past injustice. Such amnesties may be political ploys, but the motivation of a state in adopting such amnesties may generally be presumed to be bona fide absent clear evidence to the contrary.

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