Panel Discussion – “Justice, Peace and Reconciliation: Lesson for Peacebuilding Processes”

The University of Johannesburg’s Department of Politics and International Relations in collaboration with IJR and the Royal Norwegian Embassy invite you to a panel discussion on “Justice, Peace and Reconciliation: Lesson for Peacebuilding Processes”

DATE: Friday, 13 April 2018
TIME: 12:30 – 14:00
VENUE: Faculty of Humanities. Common Room (C-ring 315), University of Johannesburg

The longevity of positive peace agreements, grounded in societal reconciliation rather than deterrence, depend on the extent to which such agreements can, over time, remove the root causes that have historically divided conflicting parties. We know from present and past experience that peace without a sense of justice, experienced on both side of a divide, is unsustainable. In a highly polarised global environment, the achievement of peace agreements that go beyond arresting the physical manifestations of conflict, appear to have become increasingly complex. Why is this the case, and how can peace agreements be grounded in a more solid framework, underpinned by justice and reconciliation? This seminar will address some of these questions drawing on African experiences.

Speakers:
Dr Gunnar Stålsett, Bishop Emeritus of Oslo (Advisor to the Norwegian Government on Peace and Reconciliation and Chair of Instrument for Peace)
Ambassador Welile Nhlapo (Former South African Ambassador to Eritrea and the USA and Permanent Representative to the OAU and UN Economic Commission for Africa)

RSVP : for catering purposes :
Mr Nezo Sobekwa
Email address: nezos@uj.ac.za / telephone 011 559 2895

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