publication . Article . 2011

Power-sharing and transitional justice: A clash of paradigms?

Stef Vandeginste;
  • Published: 12 Aug 2011
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract: Recent peace negotiations practice has given rise to the emergence of two paradigms. In line with normative developments in global human rights protection, internationally brokered peace processes often address the options for accountability for abuses committed in the past and generally cannot include blanket amnesties. At the same time, many agreements end armed conflicts by offering power-sharing incentives for warring parties. In most cases, power-sharing arrangements are likely to clash with attempts to meaningfully deal with truth, accountability, and reparation for past abuses. The tension between the two paradigms gives rise to a number of impo...
free text keywords: Law, Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Safety Research, General Environmental Science, Peacebuilding, Normative, Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Public administration, Negotiation, Incentive, Transitional justice, Power sharing, Accountability, Sociology
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