Liberia's Truth And Reconciliation Commission: Reviving Its Recommendations?

After 14 years of civil war that flouted six peace agreements, Liberians representing the warring parties along with civil society groups,and political parties signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) inAccra, Ghana, on 18 August 2003. The CPA called for the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission and an inclusive two-year interim national government. The …

Sustaining Peace: Reflections On Transitional Justice Approaches In West Africa

For several decades, West Africa has faced different and varying degrees ofviolent conflict, authoritarian and repressive undemocratic governments.The region has witnessed civil wars, political conflicts, insurgencies, inter-communal conflicts and the “not so new” trend of violent extremism. Liberia experienced more than 14 years of civil unrest and conflict. The country had two distinct civil wars …

Transitional Justice Initiative in North-East Nigeria (A Training Manual)

Restoring peace and rebuilding the communities ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency must include a justice component. When legitimate grievances are not redressed timely, justly, and fairly, then impunity and injustice can become formidable obstacles to restoring peace and rebuilding communities. In fact, unaddressed grievances have been identified as one of the major push factors …

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) signs Memorandum Understanding (MoU) with Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI)

On the 22nd November 2017, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI) to strengthen the coordination of peace and reintegration efforts for survivors and perpetuators in North East Nigeria. The MoU was signed at the meeting held in Sheraton Hotel, …

Transitional justice and the insurgency in the North-East

Transitional justice, simply put, is a form of judicial and/or non-judicial mechanism used to redress situations in which massive human rights abuses have occurred and the justice system might be unable to cope with the large number of people involved. The mechanism, which was developed in the later part of the last century, became necessary …