Post-Conflict, Reconciliation and Human Rights

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There are a number of internationally recognised frameworks to help post conflict societies address their past and achieve a long-lasting and sustainable peace. This includes the victim-focused ‘Transitional Justice’ and ex-combatant-focused ‘Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration’, which have been developed by the United Nations.

The CFNHRI will continue to provide members working in post-conflict societies with a forum to share good practice and experiences, utilising internationally recognised frameworks and international human rights law, and working alongside member states and individuals affected by conflict. In particular, regard will be paid to the implementation of a comprehensive approach to the right to the truth, the right to a remedy (including reparations and guarantees of non-repetition), and access to justice. Attention will also be paid to addressing extra-judicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances, and ensuring that laws and policies on counter-terrorism are human rights compliant.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is the Focal Point for Post-Conflict, Reconciliation and Human Rights