Tunisia’s transitional justice programme highlights the danger of overpromising

The Tunisian example points to a dilemma: addressing all relevant justice problems may lead to an overloading of transitional justice institutions [Photo: Getty Images]
Note: This article first appeared on Africa at LSE.

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution, the country still struggles with how to deal with the legacy of violent and repressive rule. Following the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime in 2011, Tunisia introduced a far-reaching transitional justice project with strong international support. The project was intended to deal with almost 60 years of authoritarian rule, uncovering, among other issues, human rights violations, socio-economic crimes and marginalization, and providing recommendations on reforms in various areas such as administration, the judiciary, the security sector, the media and the economy.

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Interview: James Currey √ľber Literatur aus Afrika

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In dieser Episode unserer Interviewreihe hat Lynda Iroulo James Currey zu Gast, Mitbegr√ľnder des in Oxford ans√§ssigen Verlages James Currey Publishers und neben dem nigerianischen Dichter Chinua Achebe einer der K√∂pfe hinter der 1962 entstandenen African Writers Series.

Im Interview spricht der Verleger √ľber seine Anf√§nge im Gesch√§ft, gegenw√§rtige Stimmen in der afrikanischen Literatur und warum er nicht daran denkt, bald aufzuh√∂ren.

Eine gek√ľrzte, schriftliche Version des Interviews sowie das gesamte Interview als Audiodatei (beides auf Englisch) finden Sie hier.

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Interview: James Currey on publishing African Literature

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In this episode of our interview series, our host Lynda Iroulo talks to James Currey, co-founder of the Oxford-based James Currey Publishers and, together with Nigerian poet Chinua Achebe, creator of the African Writers Series launched in 1962.

Listen in, as Currey gives insight into his first steps in the publishing business and contemporary African literature, and why he doesn’t intend to stop what he is doing any time soon.

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Interview: Sifiso Ndlovu √ľber den Jugendaufstand in Soweto (I)

 

 

 

 

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In dieser Episode unserer Interviewreihe hat Lynda Iroulo Prof. Dr. Sifiso Ndlovu zu Gast, Professor f√ľr Geschichte an der University of South Africa sowie Gesch√§ftsf√ľhrer des South African Democracy Education Trust.

In Teil I spricht Prof. Ndlovu √ľber seine pers√∂nliche Perspektive auf den Aufstand im Juni 1976, die Rolle von Afrikaans im Schulunterricht und dar√ľber, wie eine anf√§ngliche Unzufriedenheit zu einem historischen Ereignis f√ľhrte.

Eine gek√ľrzte, schriftliche Version des Interviews sowie das gesamte Interview als Audiodatei (beides auf Englisch) finden Sie hier.

Prof. Sifiso Ndlovu

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Interview: Sifiso Ndlovu on the Soweto Youth Uprising (I)

 

 

 

 

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In this episode of our interview series, our host Lynda Iroulo talks to Prof. Dr. Sifiso Ndlovu, Professor of History at the University of South Africa and executive director of the South African Democracy Education Trust.

Listen to part I of the interview, as Prof. Ndlovu talks about how he experienced the Soweto Youth Uprising in June 1976 as a 14-year-old boy, the role of the Afrikaans language in education, and how an initial dissatisfaction led to a historic event.

Find an abridged transcription of the interview below or listen to the full one here:

Prof. Sifiso Ndlovu

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Interview: Nitsan Chorev on the politics of global health

In this episode of our interview series, our host Luis Aue talks to Prof. Nitsan Chorev, Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

Listen in, as Chorev gives insight into her research on pharmaceutical production in Africa and the politics of trade, development and foreign aid.

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Interview: Celine Jacquemin on African Studies in IR

In this episode of our interview series, our host Lynda Iroulo talks to Celine Jacquemin, Professor of Political Sciences and International Relations at St. Mary¬īs University, San Antonio, Texas.

Listen in, as Jacquemin gives insight in her understanding of African Studies, explains how one should (not) talk about African countries, and explores the future of the field. 

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Iroulo: Let’s start with the basics.¬†What is African Studies?

Jacquemin: ¬†African Studies can be a lot of different things, depending on where it is housed in different universities. In some places it may be more in the humanities, in others a little more in the social sciences. A lot of universities actually have components of African Studies inside of their international and global studies programs. For example, for us at St. Mary’s University we have some of the components inside of our peace and security tracks in political science.

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