Tunisia: a note on victim regions

Tunisia: a note on victim regions

In a transitional justice first, some of Tunisia’s poorest and most underdeveloped regions have been filing for “victim” status at the Instance Vérité et Dignité (Truth and Dignity Commission – IVD). It’s unknown territory for transitional justice, which is used to thinking of victims as individuals rather than as regions. The key dynamic that the ‘victim … [Keep reading…]

Researching transitional justice

Researching transitional justice

By Paul Gready In January 2015 I spent a week in Tunisia with a group of colleagues and local partners, launching one project (the Transitional Justice Barometer) and training researchers for another (Transformative Justice in Tunisia). This blog is a reflection on the early stages of two transitional justice research projects, and covers three themes: … [Keep reading…]

Tunisia: The legal definition of collective victimhood and transformative reparations

Tunisia: The legal definition of collective victimhood and transformative reparations

One of the greatest challenges for transformative change in times of political transition is the addressing not only of histories of acts of violence, but also those of structural violence, where power relations are manifest through the systematic and collective violation of social and economic rights. In many contexts, we see marginalised populations being systematically … [Keep reading…]