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

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

Date of publication: 
01 Jan 2010

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Authors: 
Parmar, Paranjeet
Roseman, Mindy Jane
Siegrist, Saudamini
Sowa, Theo
Publisher: 
Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
Publication type: 
Analysis

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. Alliance Materials

Country(s) this content is relevant to: 
Liberia
Peru
Sierra Leone
Uganda

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