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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 16: State Intervention to Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
State Intervention to Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka faces many questions in the aftermath of a near three-decade war. Is reconciliation possible? Will the truth ever be known? What of accountability? In defining a post-war identity and exploring ways of moving forward, questions of truth, justice, accountability, and reconciliation are crucial. More than six years after the war ended, opinions vary as to what is best for Sri Lanka to bridge the gaps resulting from the brutal war.
The joint statement by the secretary general of the United Nations and the president of Sri Lanka at the end of the war in May 2009 remains an important marker, in that ...