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Blog Tag: Reconciliation

Can we Measure Reconciliation?

Measuring reconciliation provides a challenge for the field because it is both a process and an outcome with a multitude of definitions attached. While there are many logistics and loopholes that need to be addressed

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Conflict, Memory, and Dealing with the Past

Dealing with the past is both a personal and communal process that requires activation of the mind and the heart. After a traumatic experience or conflict there is pressure to move forward away from the

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Forgiveness: A Case Study on Sierra Leone

Forgiveness as an element of reconciliation can be a transformative moment that shifts focus from a traumatic past to a future of possibilities. Forgiveness can be presented in numerous forms: a personal apology, a confession,

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A Reflection: Justice, Reconciliation, Coexistence, and Peace

Justice, reconciliation, coexistence, and peace are concepts that often coincide, thus it is important for practitioners and academics to gain further understanding of their relationships and operation. Reconciliation can be understood as a journey that

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Cambodia, Genocide, and The Right to Protect: Underlying Causes in a Historical Perspective

It is nearly impossible to conceptualize the horrific nature of the violence that arose in Cambodia in the 1970s. The intention of this section is to make sense of the genocidal conflict via a historical

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The Internal Armed Conflict of Peru and the Legacy of Sexual Violence

How did Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission contribute to the persistence and normalization of sexual violence during peacetime? INTRODUCTORY REMARKS The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación, CVR) was created

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