The past two decades have witnessed the end of several civil wars and authoritarian regimes. The global media brings the height of the conflicts to an international audience, but as the wars end and tensions resolve the media turns away, neglecting the often painful and slow process of reconciliation. In this volume, experts with both practical and policy experience in international conflict explore how societies confront and negotiate a repressive past characterized by gross human-rights violations. Grounding readers in theoretical approaches, the book explores contemporary experiences of reconciliation in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Elin Skaar is Senior Researcher and Head of the Human Rights Programme at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. Siri Gloppen is Researcher at University of Bergen, Department of Comparative Politics and heads the 'Courts in Transition' research programme at Chr. Michelsen Institute. Astri Suhrke is Senior Research Fellow at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.