Beiträge in dieser Publikation:
Recent concepts of peace-building emphasize "justice” as a crucial factor in transitional processes from negative to positive peace. According to the International Center for Transitional Justice this term "refers to the
set of judicial and non-judicial measures that have been implemented by different countries in order to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses.” Measures of transitional justice "include criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations programs, and various kinds of
The Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management gave attention to this important topic during a workshop at the Austrian National Defence
Academy, from September 10th to 11th, 2012. Together with Austrian and international experts the following issues were dealt with:
What does transitional justice mean?
What are the general framework and parameters of the concept?
What are the notions of transitional justice in regard to truth, reconciliation and compensation? How is the concept implemented and made to work in specific regions?
What is the significance of transitional justice for institutional reforms for societies
in transition (with regard to rule of law and security sector reform)?
This book contains the contributions from the workshop: Christina Binder, Professor of International Law at the University of Vienna, presents an introduction to the general concept of transitional justice. Her contribution is followed by two regional case studies. The Director of
the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, Fanie Du Toit,analyzes South Africa’s experiences in dealing with the legacies of the
Apartheid regime. Izabela Kisiæ from the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia gives a deep insight into the complex processes of transitional justice in the post-war societies of the Western Balkans.
This interesting compilation intends to generate ideas for supporting the challenging processes of peace-building.