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Arlinda Rrustemi

enforcement and peace keeping through au missions, and reconstruction and development through focusing on security, emergency assistance, political governance, socio-economic reconstruction, human rights, justice, and reconciliation and women. They further deal with security sector reform ( ssr


Patricia B. Hayner. Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity, Routledge, New York and London 2001. Ruti Teitel. Transitional Justice, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2000.

Siri Gloppen

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE - ADDRESSING FORMER REGIME ATROCITIES Societies traumatised and divided by a history of massive human rights violations face a common problem: how should this past be dealt with in order to advance social and political reconciliation and lay the foundations for democratic

Ervin Staub

understand the roots of violence between groups and avenues to prevention and reconciliation. This has been the focus of our work in Rwanda since 1999 in trainings/workshops with both community level groups and national leaders, and in educational radio programs in Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo. I describe

Editors Human Rights Law in Africa

: Given the Arusha Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Burundi, signed at Arusha, in the United Republic of Tanzania, dated 28 August 2000; Given Law No 1/107 of 1 December 2000 adopting the Arusha Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Burundi; Given the Charter of National Unity adopted by a

Rehabilitation and the Right to Health in Times of Transition

Are Administrative Reparations Programmes Doing Enough to Redress Violations of the Right to Health?

Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Gen Sander and Paul Hunt

Truth and Reconciliation Commission noted, ‘[t]hese traumatic experiences are of such magnitude and quality that they cannot be processed or assimilated by the psychological structure of a person.’ 22 Although the above abuses could be considered as right to health violations under international

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of Rwanda cannot be achieved without a definitive solution to the problem of Rwandese refugees. They recognise that the return of the Rwandese refugees to their country is an inalienable right and represents a factor of peace, unity and national reconciliation. They undertake not to hinder the free

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truth and reconciliation process, as required by article XXVI of the Lome Peace Agreement (S/1999/777) to contribute to the promotion of the rule of law, Recalling that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General appended to his signature of the Lome Agreement a statement that the United Nations

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, facilitated by the UN and several countries, including South Africa, continued. A government of Unity and National Reconciliation came into existence in April 1997. It included Unita ministers and Unita's leader Savimbi, who was designated "Leader of the Opposition Party". (2) COUNTRY REPORT No country report

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by peaceful means such as negotiation, mediation, reconciliation or arbitration; 0 abstention from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity, national unity or Political independence of any member states.