Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants


Patel, Ana Cutter, Pablo de Greiff, and Lars Waldorf, eds. 2010. Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants. Advancing Transitional Justice Series 4. New York: SSRC.

Authors: Ana Cutter Patel, Pablo de Greiff, Lars Waldorf


Over the past twenty years, international donors have invested in large-scale disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) programs. In the same period there has been a proliferation of transitional justice measures to help render truth, justice, and reparations in the aftermath of state violence and civil war. Yet DDR programs are seldom analyzed to consider justice-related aims, and transitional justice mechanisms rarely articulate strategies for coordinating with DDR. Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-combatants examines how these two types of initiatives have connected—or failed to connect—in peacebuilding contexts and begins to articulate how future DDR programs ought to link with transitional justice aims. The book is the result of a research project of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

The fourth volume of the International Center for Transitional Justice's Advancing Transitional Justice Series. (SSRC)


Table of Contents:


Introduction: Linking DDR and Transitional Justice
Lars Waldorf

Chapter 1: Amnesties and DDR Programs
Mark Freeman

Chapter 2: Beyond "Peace vs. Justice": Understanding the Relationship Between DDR Programs and the Prosecution of International Crimes
Eric Witte

Chapter 3: Ex-Combatants and Truth Commissions
Lars Waldorf

Chapter 4: Establishing Links Between DDR and Reparations
Pablo de Greiff

Chapter 5: Transitional Justice and Female Ex-Combatants: Lessons Learned from International Experience
Luisa Maria Dietrich Ortega

Chapter 6: DDR, Transitional Justice, and the Reintegration of Former Child Combatants
Roger Duthie and Irma Specht

Chapter 7: Local Justice and Reintegration Processes as Complements to Transitional Justice and DDR
Roger Duthie

Chapter 8: Transitional Justice, DDR, and Security Sector Reform
Ana Cutter Patel

Topics: Combatants, Child Soldiers, Female Combatants, DDR, Gender, Justice, Reparations, Transitional Justice, Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Security Sector Reform

Year: 2010

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