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The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Peter T. Coleman, Eric C. Marcus, Morton Deutsch

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CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE

THE PRAGMATICS OF PEACE WITH JUSTICE

The Challenge of Integrating Mediation and Human Rights

Eileen F. Babbitt

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 ...

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