Dealing with the Past
Dealing with a legacy of gross human rights violations is one of the greatest challenges facing societies in the aftermath of violent conflict. Research suggests that there is a relationship between the ability to address this legacy in a comprehensive and inclusive manner and the potential to develop sustainable peace. swisspeace uses the technical term "Dealing with the Past" to underline that this is a long-term process that involves a wide range of activities, including initiatives to address root causes of conflict.
Latest Activities and Publications
03 April 2014
EPLO Civil Society Dialogue Network Policy Meeting
Elisabeth Baumgartner participated in the conference "Towards an EU Policy on Transitional Justice" organized by the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office in Bruxelles. More information.
14-15 March 2014
CAS thematic block on Dealing with the Past
Briony Jones, Elisabeth Baumgartner, Alexander Mayer-Rieckh and Peter van der Auweraert gave inputs at this CAS thematic block at the swisspeace Academy in Basel. More info on the CAS in Civilian Peacebuilding.
Trudy Huskamp Peterson, 2014
The Probative Value of Archival Documents
swisspeace Essential, 2|2014. Download.
The Politics of Post Conflict Justice in Comparative Perspective
Seminar, spring semester 2014, University of Basel. Details.