TitleThe rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies : report of the Secretary-General
AccessEnglish:S_2004_616-EN - PDF ; Español:S_2004_616-ES - PDF ; Français:S_2004_616-FR - PDF ; Русский:S_2004_616-RU - PDF ; العربية:S_2004_616-AR - PDF ; 中文:S_2004_616-ZH - PDF ;
DAA Highlights key issues and lessons learned from the Organization's experiences in the promotion of justice and the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict societies. Provides details on i) strengthening the rule of law and transitional justice in the wake of conflict; ii) articulating a common language of justice for UN; iii) basing assistance on international norms and standards; iv) identifying the role of UN peace operations; v) assessing national needs and capacities; vi) supporting domestic reform constituencies; vii) recognizing the political context; viii) embracing integrated and complementary approaches; ix) filling a rule of law vacuum; x) developing national justice systems; xi) learning lessons from the ad hoc criminal tribunals; xii) supporting the role of the International Criminal Court; xiii) facilitating truth telling; xiv) vetting the public service; xv) delivering reparations; xvi) coordinating our efforts; and xvii) building our roster of experts. Also includes recommendations.