Every year on 21 September, we commemorate International Day of Peace — a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, as a period of non-violence ceasefire. Around the world, especially for states that emerged from armed conflict or authoritarian rule, peace processes offer key opportunities for the achievement of transitional justice objectives.

Throughout one week, AJAR shares some of the lessons and experiences of peace processes and transitional justice from Indonesia, Nepal, Sudan, Uganda, El Salvador, Former Yugoslavia and the Balkans and look into how peace processes can best nurture and promote transitional justice.

These lessons are adapted from the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR)’s project on Peace Process and Transitional Justice. Consortium partners and consultants for this project are Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) and Humanitarian Law Centre (HLC).

The full booklet on Peace Processes as Vehicle of Transitional Justice can be read here: