Transitional Justice and Sustainable Peace in Africa
Transitional Justice Approaches in Post Conflict Sub-Saharan Africa
Dealing with Transitional Justice in Internal Displacement
Restorative Justice For Genuine Peace and Reconciliation In Liberia
The International Criminal Court and African Conflicts
Transitional Justice- A Colombian Case Study
Redefining Peace And Social Justice In Nigeria
Justice and Social Reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Amnesty or Punishment? Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda
Peace Building Strategies And Sustainable Peace In Rwanda And Burundi
Transitional justice and reparations in Burundi: Learning from others?
Building peace in post-genocide Rwanda
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE FOR TWO COUNTRIES?
Transitional Justice for the Kurds in Iraq
Debating Transitional Justice in Morocco
In present days, there is sufficient international experience to learn some lessons from, although states must strive to eschew one-size-fits-all formulas and the importation of pre-packed foreign models which are blind to the local context-specific needs. In the process of designing transitional justice response, Burundi can learn from successes and failures of past and current experiences both on the African continent and from Latin America where reparations to victims have been taken more or less seriously. Notwithstanding the keen understanding of the need to link different justice initiatives in a holistic transitional justice approach, the study underscores the importance of reparations to victims of gross violations of human rights in Burundi and identifies the best practices to take from the South African, Chilean, Peruvian and Colombian experiences, while avoiding making similar mistakes that undermined a full success of the above cases. Its contribution identifies lessons and suggests recommendations which can wisely guide different role-players who will design and implement the morally and legally justified reparations to provide for victims of the Burundian Conflict.