The Nexus between Transitional Justice and Displacement in Burundi
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This research focuses on the link between displacement and transitional justice. Displacement is regularly a feature of contemporary armed conflict and their aftermath. Post-conflict states face a multitude of challenges; inter alia, the reintegration of former refugees, so-called returnees. The international community acknowledges the importance of the restitution or compensation for returnees who lost their land or other property. In Burundi there are a multitude of land issues. Since the country has entered a period of relative political stability and increased security, many have returned. As a post-conflict country, Burundi is also in the midst of the process of transitional justice. Hence, this thesis particularly focuses on one of the transitional justice measures, namely “reparations”, which tackles the question of land. This study focuses on the issues the 1972-caseload of refugees face upon return with regards to their claims to land. Further, it explores the how the work of the National Commission of Land and other Properties (CNTB, French acronym), the reconciliation in Burundi process and is perceived by two distinct groups, residents and returnees. By doing so, this study aims at exploring the different realities and views for national reconciliation of both residents and returnees.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 86 p.
Displacement, Dealing with the Past, Transitional Justice, Human Rights, Great Lakes Region, Burundi
Humanities Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-208200DiVA: diva2:651244
Subject / course
International Humanitarian Action
Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action
Gumucio, Juan Carlos, Dr
Westerlund, Katarina, Docent