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A Delicate Balance: Justice and Reconciliation

Pillay, Navanethem
June 4, 2015

Source: Welcome Address. African Dialogue II. Promoting Justice and Reconciliation in Africa: Challenges for Human Rights and Development. Downloaded 5 May 2003.

Justice Navanaethem Pillay gave this welcoming address at the second “African Dialogueâ€? conference, organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in collaboration with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The theme of the conference was dialogue about justice and reconciliation, characterized by Justice Pillay as two distinct but interrelated objectives in post-conflict societies. To frame the dialogue, he discusses the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the imprint of the ICTR on international criminal justice, and the delicate balance between justice and reconciliation.


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