Source: (1999) Johannesburg, South Africa: Institute for Global Dialogue.

Highlighting experiences from South Africa and the former Yugoslavia, Rakate investigates difficult issues facing societies trying to rebuild and deal with intense, violent conflict in their past. He argues for a model of justice oriented toward the restoration of relationships between offenders, victims and the entire society. To address all of this, he considers the following topics: conceptualizing justice in transitional societies; a comparison of South Africa and the former Yugoslavia; relationships between justice, peace, and reconciliation; a tripartite relationship between the state, the offender, and the victim; compensation; and specific lessons from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.