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Author Lie, Tove Grete

Title Post-conflict justice and sustainable peace / Tove Grete Lie, Helga Malmin Binningsbø, Scott Gates
Published [Washington, D.C.] : World Bank, [2007]


Description 1 online resource (24 pages)
Series Policy research working paper ; 4191
Post-conflict transitions working paper ; no. 5
Post-conflict transitions working paper (Online) ; no. 5
Policy research working papers (Online) ; 4191.
Summary No systematic study has examined the effect of post-conflict justice on the duration of peace on a global basis. This paper attempts to fill that void by building on a newly constructed dataset (Binningsbo, Elster, and Gates 2005), which reports the presence of various forms of post-conflict justice efforts (trials, purges, reparation to victims, and truth commissions) as well as processes associated with abstaining from post-conflict justice (amnesty and exile). It investigates the long-term effects of post-conflict justice on the duration of peace after conflict. It uses a Cox proportional hazard model to analyze the influence of the various types of post-conflict justice on the length of the peace period before the recurrence of violent conflict. Post-conflict trials as well as other types of justice do lead to a more durable peace in democratic as well as non-democratic societies, but the results are weak and are therefore difficult to generalize. Forms of non-retributive justice (that is, reparations to victims and truth commissions), however, are strongly associated with the duration of peace in democratic societies, but are not significant for non-democratic societies. Amnesty tends to be destabilizing and generally associated with shorter peace duration, but exile tends to lead to a more durable peace
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Atrocities.
Conflict and Development
Peace and Peacekeeping
International Treaties
International law.
International Community
Human rights.
Corruption and Anticorruption Law
Social Development
Social Conflict and Violence
Post Conflict Reintegration
Postwar reconstruction.
Civil war.
civil wars.
Civil war
Human rights
International law
Postwar reconstruction
Form Electronic book