Transitional Justice Policy: An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.

  • Citation: Mahamat, Moussa Faki, and Minata Samate Cessouma. “Transitional Justice Policy: An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.” African Union, 2019.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Keywords:
    • transitional justice policy
    • inclusion
    • equity
    • reparations
    • implementation

The history of Africa is characterized by different political upheavals, struggles for liberation and socio-economic transformations. These political struggles and transformations include, for instance, the fight against colonialism and apartheid; the war against military authoritarian regimes; and the struggle for, and entrenchment of, democratic and participatory governance, human rights, constitutionalism and the rule of law. These experiences undoubtedly have brought with them different transitional justice (TJ) initiatives, like national dialogues, national truth and reconciliation commissions and national reparations funds, amongst others. The concept of TJ is therefore a necessary step in moving from a divided and painful past to a commonly shared and developed future.

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