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
23 September 2014
EEAS Workshop on Colombian peace process
swisspeace expert Lisa Ott took part in the EEAS Workshop on the Colombian peace process and prospects for EU support. More Information on EEAS in Latin America.
31 August - 12 September 2014
Swiss Peacebuilding Training Course 2014
swisspeace conducted this training in Stans from 31 August to 12 September in collaboration with the FDFA, HSD, GCSP and SWISSINT. International participants had the opportunity to deepen knowledge about conflict and peacebuilding as well as to enhance skills for peacebuilding projects. More information.
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.
03 - 06 September 2014
European Consortium for Political Research Conference in Glasgow
Briony Jones presented a paper on citizenship and transitional justice. Julie Bernath organized a panel on “The construction of victim-perpetrator identities in transitional justice” where she presented a paper on the case study of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia.