Publications

No.1 l December 2014. “Policy brief Advocacy programme." The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Fact sheet on torture – September 2014. “Torture In South Africa: The Act and the Facts." The Centre For The Study Of Violence And Reconciliation

Langa, Malose, Themba Masuku, David Bruce and Hugo van der Merwe. 2016. "Facilitating or hindering social cohesion? The impact of the Community Work Programme in selected South African townships" South African Crime Quarterly, No 55.

Van der Merwe, Hugo, and Jasmina Brankovic. 2014. “Transitional Justice and Human Rights,” in SAGE Handbook of Human Rights, ed. Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Presenting a brief, political history of transitional justice, this chapter shows the ways in which transitional justice is caught between international human rights' normative claims and local norms and constraints regarding delivering justice. The chapter was published in the SAGE Handbook of Human Rights, a two-volume set that analyses human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance.

Masuku, Themba, Malose Langa and David Bruce. 2016. "The Community Work Programme in Kagiso" Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Brankovic, Jasmina, and Hugo van der Merwe. 2014. “Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies: Conceptual Foundations and Debates,” in Moving Beyond: Towards Transitional Justice in the Bangsamoro Peace Process. Davao City: forumZFD Philippines.

Part of a publication that outlines transitional justice in the context of the current Bangsamoro peace process in the Philippines, this chapter provides a brief overview of the conceptual evolution of transitional justice. It then discusses challenges likely to be met in post-conflict transitional settings - namely, multiple armed groups, legal pluralism, ethnic and religious tensions, socioeconomic marginalization, and gender inequality - along with some of the strategies used to address these challenges.