- Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict states : national consultations on transitional justice / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
- Corporate Author:
United Nations, 2009
- Portion of Title:
- National consultations on transitional justice
Electronic monograph in PDF format.
- Source of Description:
Description based on PDF title page, viewed May 22, 2014.
For transitional justice efforts to be effective, they must be grounded in international human rights standards. Above all, they must be human rights-based: consistently focusing on the rights and needs of victims and their families. A human rights-based approach to transitional justice demands that programs should be designed in a context of in-depth consultation with affected communities. International human rights law requires national consultations to be undertaken. Consultation can particularly benefit the design of specific aspects of transitional justice programs, such as determining the best formal role for victims to play, highlighting the experience of otherwise neglected victim groups. In addition, national consultations can revitalize stalled or excessively slow-moving peace processes or make it difficult for peace negotiators and other decision makers to back out of their commitments to transitional justice. This publication identifies the main applicable human rights instruments and discusses the focus and the form of national consultations.--Publisher's description.
- Item Description:
"HR/PUB/09/2"--Title page verso.
"United Nations publication. Sales no. 09.XIV.2"--Title page verso.
At head of title: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
- Physical Description:
1 online resource (vi, 34 pages).
Includes bibliographical references.
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New York : United Nations, 2009.
[Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein & Co.,