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
04 - 05 September 2014
Expert Workshop on Archives in the Context of the Right to Know
The swisspeace “Archives and Dealing with the Past” Project, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and the ICRC co-organised an expert workshop on Archives in the Context of the Right to Know in Geneva. It brought together 21 experts specialized in archives in transitional situations to provide input and advice on the recommendation to develop international standards on archiving.
Elizabeth Shelley, 2014
Canadian Reconciliation in an International Context
15 August 2014
International Peace Research Association Convention
swisspeace expert Briony Jones co-organised a conference programme for the Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission at the International Peace Research Association Convention in Istanbul.
08 - 16 July 2014
Dealing with the Past Advanced Learning Course
swisspeace and the FDFA organized the annual Dealing with the Past Advanced Learning Course for Professionals. Link.
Briony Jones, 2014
Ensuring a political space for conflict by applying Chantal Mouffe to post-war reconstruction and development
in: Progress in Development Studies, July 2014, 14(3): 249-259. Link.