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. The swisspeace Dealing with the Past (DwP) Program supports governmental and non-governmental actors in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DwP activities. The program provides a wide range of training opportunities and contributes to the research-policy nexus through its research projects, conferences, publications and teaching.

Latest Activities and Publications

December 2014

Workshop of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Dealing with the Past in Kosovo

Dealing with the Pastexpert Lisa Ott participated in the workshop.


Julie Bernath, 2014

Book Review: „Resisting Gendered Norms. Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia” by Mona Lilja (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013)

Journal of Contemporary Asia. 2014. Link.


22 November 2014

Academic input on "Post-Conflict Cambodia

Within the framwork of the "Master for Applied Conflict Transformation Studies" at the Cambodian Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS), swisspeace expert Julie Bernath gave a seminar on the topic of post-conflict Cambodia. More information on the CPCS.


19-21 November 2014

Expert Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth

Julie Bernarth participated in the Expert Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth, organized by the Task Force Asset Recovery of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA


19 - 21 November 2014

International Experts‘ Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth

Julie Bernath took part in a "International Experts' Workshop on Stolen Assets and Hidden Wealth: Theft, Recovery and Restitution " in Manila. More information.