The Transitional Justice Stakeholders' Workshop

30 Sep 2014
The Transitional Justice Stakeholders' Workshop

Summary

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), organized a two-day workshop in Juba from 22-23 September 2014 to provide technical advice and raise awareness among relevant stakeholders on transitional justice and to share experiences from other countries with functional transitional justice mechanisms. Workshop participants were drawn from the MoJ, the Judiciary of South Sudan (JoSS), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Commission (SSPRC), embassies, the donor community, United Nations (UN) agencies and several other government departments. Out the 35 participants that attended the workshop, six were female.

Local and regional transitional justice and international law experts presented and led discussions on various aspects of transitional justice including; truth and reconciliation, reparations and memorialization, traditional justice mechanisms, accountability and regional experiences. The workshop was funded through financial resources from the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, (BCPR) and the Government of the Netherlands.