Tell Us How this Ends. Transitional Justice and Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan
52 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 4, 2014
What determines whether a nation is ready to confront its violent past? Is such a coming to terms necessary for peace and, if so, what should it entail and when in the recovery from conflict should it happen? These questions lie at the heart of efforts to address legacies of past human rights violations and war crimes – specifically the deployment transitional justice concepts and tools – in a peace-building process. The answers have particular relevance in Afghanistan, which has been at war for 35 years and whose record of past human rights violations and war crimes include atrocities on an enormous scale. This article engages the application of transitional justice tools and ideas in the contemporary moment in Afghanistan.
Keywords: Transitional Justice, peace, Afghanistan, peacebuilding
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