Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict states [electronic resource] : national consultations on transitional justice / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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National consultations on transitional justice
New York : United Nations, 2009
[Getzville, N.Y.] : William S. Hein & Co., [2014]
United Nations law collection
HeinOnline United Nations law collection
Government document
1 online resource (vi, 34 pages)
Transitional justice.
Rule of law.
Human rights.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
For transitional justice efforts to be effective, they must be grounded in international human rights standards. Above all, they must be human rights-based: consistently focusing on the rights and needs of victims and their families. A human rights-based approach to transitional justice demands that programs should be designed in a context of in-depth consultation with affected communities. International human rights law requires national consultations to be undertaken. Consultation can particularly benefit the design of specific aspects of transitional justice programs, such as determining the best formal role for victims to play, highlighting the experience of otherwise neglected victim groups. In addition, national consultations can revitalize stalled or excessively slow-moving peace processes or make it difficult for peace negotiators and other decision makers to back out of their commitments to transitional justice. This publication identifies the main applicable human rights instruments and discusses the focus and the form of national consultations.--Publisher's description
1. National consultations: what they are and why they matter
2. National consultations as a human rights legal requirement
3. The focus of national consultations
4. The form of the consultations
5. Preparing the way for consultations: the importance of sensitization
6. When to consult?
7. Where to consult and for how long?
8. Who should conduct the consultations?
9. Who should be consulted?
10. Additional protection considerations during the consultations
11. Reporting on consultations
12. Follow-up to national consultations
At head of title: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
"HR/PUB/09/2"--Title page verso
"United Nations publication. Sales no. 09.XIV.2"--Title page verso
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