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Advocating justice:Civil society and transitional justice in Africa.

Brankovic, Jasmina
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) Report of the conference held 30-31 August at Twickenham Guest House, Johannesburg, South Africa. African Transitional Justice Research Network and Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

In line with ATJRN’s commitment to building transitional
justice content knowledge and collaboration, the
“Advocating Justice” workshop was envisaged as a
safe space for practitioners and researchers to share
their experiences and evaluate African civil society’s
engagement with transitional justice measures on the
continent, particularly in relation to lobbying governments
and regional and international entities to undertake
context-appropriate transitional processes.5
The workshop aimed to encourage individuals and
organisations to document their advocacy efforts related
to influencing government policies and interventions
before, during, and/or after transition. It was also intended
to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss
their experiences, assess lessons about advocacy strategies,
and forge personal and institutional links. (excerpt)


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