1.4 – Introduction – Transformative Reconciliation

January 4th, 2012

This is Ethiopian Review Policy Research Center’s series on From Dictatorship to Democracy extracted/quoted from books and articles published by Albert Einstein Institution and similar sources.

“NEVER AGAIN” is a central rallying cry of Understanding Others, Reconciliation, Reconstruction and Restorative Transformation programs. It is a justice system intended to be both preventive and restorative.

If societies are to prevent recurrences of past harms and crimes, (human rights violations) and to cleanse themselves of the corrosive enduring effects of injuries to individuals and whole groups, societies must understand — at the deepest possible levels–What occurred and why? Who did what to whom? and why? and under Whose orders.

To view an introduction of transformative reconciliation, i.e. to analyze root causes, develop and implement recovery actions CLICK HERE: Part 3 – Introduction of Transformative Reconciliation