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Realizing economic justice for children: The role of transitional justice in post-conflict societies.

Parmar, Sharanjeet
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) In, Sharanjeet Parmar, et. al, eds., Children and transitional justice: Truth-telling, accountability and reconciliation. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. pp. 366-401.

The chapter considers the complementary role that transitional
justice processes can play in promoting and shaping the realization
of economic justice for children. First, it addresses the relationship
between human rights and development and presents the international
legal framework that obliges states – and correspondingly,
transitional justice processes – to prioritize the realization of the full
range of children’s rights in post-conflict recovery efforts and
institutional reforms. Next, it explains how war-related rights
violations can leave children vulnerable to further exploitation and
abuse in the aftermath of war, and demonstrates the potential
benefits of economic justice for post-war social recovery and
reintegration of children. The destabilizing effect of failing to
address economic justice for children is also examined. The final
section considers how transitional justice mechanisms can influence
and complement measures to realize economic justice for children
in post-conflict societies. (excerpt)


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