Through a new lens: A Child-Sensitive Approach to Transitional Justice

“Through a New Lens: A Child-Sensitive Approach to Transitional Justice” analyzes experiences of four countries—Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Colombia and Nepal—and identifies some key lessons on children’s participation in transitional justice measures. Authored by Cécile Aptel and Virginie Ladisch, this assessment in a largely unexplored area of transitional justice captures crucial aspects of different practices—from flawed attempts to include children in truth-seeking efforts in Liberia and their exposure to criminal cases in Colombia and the DRC, to the struggle for an adequate approach to the re-integration of child-soldiers in Nepal.

Published 2011-09-13