Transitional Justice and Indigenous Peoples: Lessons Learned From The Cases of Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, and Sierra Leone

This report shows both the limitations and the possibilities for constructive interaction between the field of transitional justice and the normative framework of Indigenous rights. Broadening the field of transitional justice potentially includes the understanding of, and action on, the continuing territorial dispossession and harassment of Indigenous peoples. The case 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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