African Transitional Justice Research Network

Over the past decade, the African continent has witnessed a proliferation of transitional justice mechanisms borrowed from other countries. These include criminal tribunals (national, international and hybrid), truth commissions and reparation programs. As yet, there is very little African-led research on the cultural appropriateness and impact of such models of transitional justice.

This grant will facilitate the creation and sustainable expansion of an electronically-based research network on options and lessons learned pertaining to transitional justice. A second objective is to build the capacity of 75 African human rights researchers to produce locally based research and carry out evidence-based human rights advocacy.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Sunday, January 15, 2006

End Date

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


24 months

IDRC Officer

Karuru, Njeri

Total funding

CA$ 551,900


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Dr. Hugo van der Merwe


Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Institution Country

South Africa

Institution Website