Connecting Human Rights and Conflict Transformation

TitleConnecting Human Rights and Conflict Transformation
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleGuidance for Development Practitioners
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsParlevliet, M
Number of Pages122 pp

"Human Rights and Conflict Transformation are instrumental for sustainable peace and development. Both are key elements for the attainment of social justice and the construction of societies in which every person has the freedom to act upon his or her own choices. However, “peace versus justice” has often been perceived or constructed as a divide by stakeholders from the two respective expert communities. This is also a result of the fact that these two fields have been evolving rather separately during the past decades, both in academia and at practice level. But Human rights and conflict transformation have much to offer one another. A closer interaction between human rights and conflict practitioners on the ground and the connection of respective tools and approaches deepens our analysis and creates additional synergies: It emphasizes the structural dimensions for sustainable peace and development by putting a stronger focus on systems of governance and power relations in development cooperation." (from the foreword)

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