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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 12: Challenges for Transitional Justice in South Asia
Challenges for Transitional Justice in South Asia
Addressing Post-conflict Justice
When in January 2007, Louise Arbor, the Secretary General of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) addressed the Exhuming Accountability conference at Kathmandu, I remember in great detail the electrifying energy and enthusiasm in the room (International Center for Transitional Justice and Himal Southasia 2007). A historic Peace Agreement with a serious promise for rule of law had just been signed between the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the Communist Party (Maoist) in Nepal. Even years later whenever I recall that evening, I have no doubt that if there was ever a hope for accountability for the crimes ...