Challenges for the Inclusion of Indigenous Communities in Transitional Justice

This report summarizes findings, learned lessons and recommendations regarding the participation of indigenous peoples in transitional justice processes based on case studies and field research conducted in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. The cases examined call for a decisive integration of the framework of Indigenous peoples’ rights and Indigenous leadership within transitional justice, decolonizing its approaches, broadening its historical perspective, and enhancing its capacity to shape profound political transformations in modern states.

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