What is it about?
Dichotomies such as victims/perpetrators, victors/vanquished, and occupiers/occupied are not set in stone once and for all. It is therefore crucial to understand the specific tools that parties can use to avoid a repetition of stalemates and violent conflicts.
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Why is it important?
In seemingly intractable conflicts, the possibility of considering justice not only through the lens of past generations, but also in terms of the current and next generations opens up the game in a subtle manner. Our findings show that one of the most delicate challenges is to convince all sides that they can reach an agreement for the sake of current and future generations without feeling “complicit” in betraying the memory of their missing relatives.
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This page is a summary of: Negotiating on Behalf of Previous Generations: Justice in Post-Conflict Contexts, International Negotiation, February 2020, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15718069-25131238.
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