Transitional Justice & Reconciliation

How can societies and individuals deal with the legacies of a violent past, ensuring healing on an individual as well as collective level?

Handbook Articles:

  • Martina Fischer: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation - Theory and Practice. 2011. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Gunnar Theissen: Supporting Justice, Co-Existence and Reconciliation after Armed Conflict: Strategies for Dealing with the Past. 2004. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • David Becker: Dealing with the Consequences of Organised Violence in Trauma Work. 2004. Handbook Article. PDF >

Also of interest:

  • Cordula Reimann and Ursula König: Collective Trauma and Resilience: Key Concepts in Transforming War-related Identities. 2017. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - comment. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin: Dealing with the Past. Supporting people-centred “working-through” the legacies of violence. 2017. Policy Brief No. 6. PDF >
  • Martina Fischer: Transitional Justice. Lessons from the Western Balkans. 2016. Policy Brief No. 5. PDF >
  • Martina Fischer & Olivera Simic (Eds.): Transitional Justice and Reconciliation. Lessons from the Balkans. 2016. London: Routledge. Book >
  • Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (Eds.): Transforming War-Related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Véronique Dudouet, Martina Fischer & Beatrix Schmelzle: Dealing with the Past in Israel-Palestine and in the Western Balkans. Story-Telling in Conflict: Developing Practice and Research. Dan Bar-On meets peace Activists from the Western Balkans. Workshop, 14-15 February 2008, Berghof Research Center, Berlin. 2008. Working Paper No. 5. PDF >
  • David Bloomfield: On Good Terms: Clarifying Reconciliation. 2006. Report No. 14. Hardcopy >
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Other publications:

  • Helena Rill & Ivana Franovic (Eds.): I cannot feel good if my neighbor does not. 2005. Belgrade/Sarajevo: CNA. Book >
  • Accord Insight No. 3: Transforming Broken Relationships. Making Peace with the Past. London: Conciliation Resources. link>