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Why restorative justice?

September 22, 2009

Despite their different situations, both Burundi and Uganda are at
critical crossroads on their path to rebuilding the country
post-conflict. With the last rebel group putting down its arms in
Burundi and the return of former abductees and displaced persons back
to their villages in Uganda, in both countries, relative peace can be
observed. Our study, however, argues that in order for there to be true
peace within these countries, the desires of its people to utilize
community-based justice mechanisms to restore peace fully must be
recognized. Despite the irrefutable importance of rebuilding economy,
infrastructure, and homes, the rebuilding of lives and relationships
amongst the people lie at the root of post-conflict transformation and
true, lasting peace.

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