Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration: A Guide for National Human Rights Institutions
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), as Chair of the CFNHRI, has produced this Guide for members of the CFNHRI.
It is a guide which identifies a human rights-based approach to salient issues in post-conflict societies utilising ‘Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration’ (DDR) and ‘Transitional Justice’ frameworks.
Les Allamby, Chair of the CFNHRI, and Chief Commissioner of the NIHRC, has stated:
The purpose of this guide is to assist national human rights institutions working in post-conflict societies by setting out the United Nations Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration framework and the role it can play when seeking to develop a sustainable and long lasting transition to a peaceful, stable, human rights compliant society.
I hope this guide is a practical and valuable tool for national human rights institutions who are working in post conflict environments. The guide recognises that national human rights institutions are one of a number of important organisations involved in this work. This guide recognises the centrality that international human rights standards play in any peace building process alongside the necessity of ensuring an inclusive, societal owned process which is victim-centred and recognises the discrete roles played by women and by children.
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