migrants and refugees, Peace and security, Post Conflict Reconstruction, refugees and internally displaced people, refugees and migrants
Displacement, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Assumptions, Challenges and Lessons

Interest is growing amongst researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the links between forced migration, transitional justice and reconciliation. This interest has been reflected in innovations such as the prosecution of arbitrary displacement as a war crime; the investigation of forced migration by truth commissions; the creation of restitution commissions; the provision of compensation to refugees and internally displaced persons; and support for grassroots ‘coexistence’ initiatives in communities affected by displacement. Provisions advocating the involvement of displaced persons in transitional justice and reconciliation activities have been included in scores of reports, resolutions, frameworks, laws and guidelines. Although they often remain marginalised in these processes, many refugees and IDPs have participated in these efforts as witnesses, claimants, "beneficiaries," and leaders in the push for accountability.

Link: http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/BI_DisplacementTransitionalJusticeandReconciliation.pd...
Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on April 26, 2012