Transitional justice for Mali: The impasse? Author: Odette Pires Translated into Spanish by Florencia Prieto For eight years now, Mali has been a scene of a series of armed conflicts involving multiple local, regional, and international actors that are getting more and more entangled in a dead end. Important stakeholders
Marco Fanara analyzes the justice and peace relationship between prosecution and impunity, weighing the costs and benefits of both, seeking answers to the questions of whether states should seek ‘justice’ and prosecute, or grant impunity in the name of ‘reconciliation’? Are there alternatives? Utilizing the case study of Uganda
M'bartee Locula examines the role of reparation for victims in post-conflict transitional justice initiatives, highlighting cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He emphasizes the need to prioritize further remuneration and justice-seeking for victims over DDR processes, which favor perpetrators, in order to foster reconciliation toward sustainable peace.
There is a huge debate in Tucson, Arizona regarding the elimination from the school curriculum of specific lessons in Mexican-American studies. The argument is that these lessons cause rifts between the school children, further dividing different ethnicities and causing an anti-USA campaign. However, in attempts to protest the new legislation,
Transitional Justice is a field of complexities and differing perspectives. Through analysis of truth commissions and amnesties as transitional justice solutions, Pamela Kovacs argues that embracing this complexity is necessary. Terminology like “victim-centred” and “justice” attempt to simplify and categorize behaviours and past injustices that are inherently complicated and perspective-driven.