THE PRAGMATICS OF PEACE WITH JUSTICE
The Challenge of Integrating Mediation and Human Rights
Most conflict resolution practitioners hope that their work catalyzes a process that supports both peace and justice. This is particularly challenging in cases where there are large power asymmetries between disputing parties or where massive human rights violations are being or have been committed. This chapter explores these challenges to conflict resolution by focusing operationally, at the track 1 level of practice where peace agreements are negotiated and implemented. It looks specifically at the interface between mediation and human rights as a microcosm of the challenge. It posits that synergy is both possible ...