The European Union, Transitional Justice and Peace Mediation
|Title||The European Union, Transitional Justice and Peace Mediation|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Initiative for Peacebuilding Publication|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Number of Pages||20 pp.|
|Publisher||Initiative for Peacebuilding, IfP Mediation Cluster|
The European Union is increasingly involved in mediating peace deals around the world, and has strong commitments to international justice and human rights. Including justice provisions for the victims of a conflict in the peace agreement may make an important contribution to a durable peace. This paper analyses EU capacities for promoting justice for human rights violations in peacemaking, identifies gaps and recommends ways to fill these gaps. It argues that a comprehensive EU approach to transitional justice would make the EU a more credible mediator, and should also improve the impact of post-conflict peace- and democracy-building interventions.