Thematic Focus: Transitional Justice

All shall be equal before the law - Graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa

In recent years, concepts of transitional justice for dealing with societies‘ conflict-ridden past have become increasingly important and are often emphasized by peace researchers and politicians as ways of securing peace. The aim is to achieve reconciliation or at least an improvement in relations between the parties that were involved in the conflict, and to find a way for an often divided society to find peaceful forms of coexistence and thus prevent future conflicts.