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
SANDRA RUBLI AND BRIONY JONES, 2013
Archiving for a Peaceful Future: Case Descriptions
01 November 2013
KOFF Newsletter 122 - Documenting Human Rights Violations
A Conceptual Framework for Dealing with the Past
swisspeace Essential, 3|2013. Download.
18 October 2013
Justice and the Right to Know - The Different Roles of Archives
Elisabeth Baumgartner participated in a panel-discussion at an ICRC-seminar in Geneva. The seminar focused on the different roles of archives in reconciliation processes.
11 October 2013
Resistance in Transitional Justice
At an academic workshop held at swisspeace in Bern, various international scholars discussed researching resistance in transitional contexts.