Reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears

The UN Security Council this Tuesday has been debating what one activist labeled “the toughest and arguably most important part of the peace-building cycle”: reconciliation.

News in Brief 30 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

CAR rights violations chart 13 years of “violence and impunity” as 88,000 flee violence

Details of horrific rights violations amounting to war crimes in Central African Republic are to be handed over to a special court there tasked with fighting impunity.

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Sri Lanka: UN urges country not to miss chance to advance justice, reconciliation

The slow pace of transitional justice in Sri Lanka and the lack of a comprehensive strategy to address accountability for past crimes risk derailing the momentum towards lasting peace, reconciliation and stability, a United Nations report said today.

“Moment of hope” for reconciliation and development in CAR

A “moment now of hope” has arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) which could represent a new era of reconciliation and development.

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Upcoming launch of truth commission hailed by UN as 'step forward' for Tunisia

The United Nations has welcomed the upcoming launch of the Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunisia, calling it a step forward in addressing past human rights violations in the North African nation.

Transitional justice is key to preventing human rights violations, says UN expert

The full observance of transitional justice is essential in preventing the reoccurrence of human rights violations around the world, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Issues of post-conflict justice and forgiveness discussed at UN meeting

Addressing senior United Nations political officers from across the globe today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged them to consider the need to reconcile justice with forgiveness in post-conflict situations.