Transitional justice: testing the waters in the Lake Chad Basin

In a region affected by violent extremism, this report explores transitional justice and approaches to restoring peace.

Transitional justice is a tried and tested approach in post-conflict peacebuilding. It presents challenges and opportunities in regions plagued by violent extremism, such as the Lake Chad Basin. The duration and scale of abuses call for an exploration of how transitional justice could contribute to national and regional approaches to restoring peace. This report assesses the role and importance of timing, awareness, context and stakeholders for implementing transitional justice tools.

About the authors

Akinola Olojo is a Senior Researcher in the Lake Chad Basin Programme at the Institute for Security Studies in Dakar.

Maram Mahdi is a Research Officer in the Office of the Executive Director at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria.

The authors were supported in conducting the research for this report by Abba Yusuf Tijjani, Abdoulaye Igodoe, Celestin Delanga, Chefu Sirri Afanwi Joy, Idris Mohammed and Remie Fotue.

Image: © Amelia Broodryk/ISS

Development partners
This report is funded by the United States Mission to the African Union. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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