Transitional Justice in Practice: Conflict, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands

Transitional Justice and the TensionsTransitional Justice: Norms, Developments, and DebatesIndividual Criminal AccountabilityThe Right to the TruthThe Right to a Remedy and ReparationsTransitional Justice at the Local LevelThe Case of the Solomon IslandsThe TensionsTransitional JusticeThe CollectionNotesReferencesSubjectivities of Suffering: Human Rights in the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation CommissionHuman Rights and Transitional JusticeHuman Rights in TransitionTruth (and Reconciliation) Commissions and Human RightsKey Values of TRCHuman Rights Scope of Truth CommissionsRight to Information, or the Right to TruthThe Human Rights Approach of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation CommissionHuman Rights ContextHuman Rights and Discourses of (In)justiceHuman Rights Violations in the TRC ReportSubjectivities of SufferingTechnologies of TruthConclusionNotesReferencesKastom in Dispute Resolution: Transitional Justice and Customary Law in the Solomon IslandsCustomary Law and Transitional JusticeCrazy GlueCustomary Law in the Solomon IslandsA New Use of KastomRunning InterferenceFailure to LaunchAlternative PursuitsConclusionsNotesReferencesPeering into the ‘Black Box’ of TRC Success: Exploring Local Perceptions of Reconciliation in the Solomon Islands TRCReconciliationReconciliation as a Goal of TRCs GloballyThe Solomon Islands TRCMethodsTranscript AnalysisFocus GroupsFindingsTRC Witness Testimony: Public Hearings as a Platform for Encouraging ReconciliationTRC Witness Testimony: Public Hearings as a Space for Offering ForgivenessFocus Groups: TRC Public Hearings, Kastom, and RevengeDiscussionConclusion and RecommendationsNotesReferencesThe Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report: Forgiving the Perpetrators, Forgetting the Victims?Forgiveness and ReconciliationThe Nature of ForgivenessPolitical ForgivenessForgiveness, Truth and ReconciliationForgiveness at the South African TRCForgiveness at the Solomon Islands TRCForgiveness in TRC TestimoniesAmnestyThe Forgiveness BillConclusionNotesReferencesDocumenting Women’s Experiences of Conflict and Sexual Violence: On the Ground with the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation CommissionThe ‘Local Turn’Practice-Based Research of the Solomon Islands TRCResistance and Research FatigueWomen and the TRCWomen’s Engagement with the TRCWomen’s Silence and Sexual Violence: Struggles to ‘Get’ Stories and Read SilenceConsent, Coercion, and CompensationConclusionNotesReferencesYouth Engagement in the Solomon Islands TRC ProcessThe Expansion of Transitional JusticeYouth and Transitional JusticeDichotomous RepresentationsCreating Universal ParametersYouth as a Distinct Identity: Innovators and PioneersFraming YouthYouth Engagement in the Solomon IslandsMotivations to Participate in the ConflictYouth, Justice, and Development at the TRCYouth as a ResourceYouth as CollaboratorsConclusionReferencesDevelopment Aid for Reparations in the Solomon IslandsReparations in Transitional JusticeTypes of ReparationMoral, Social, and Political Reasons for ReparationsReparations, Aid, and DevelopmentReparations in the Solomon IslandsThe Solomon Islands Compensation SchemeHow Might International Development Agencies Support Reparations in the Solomon Islands?ConclusionNotesReferences
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