Provides a listing of articles on restorative justice developments in Lebanon. Articles appear in the order in which they were added to the site with the most recent appearing first.
- King-Irani, Laurie. To Reconcile, or to be Reconciled?: Agency, Accountability, and Law in Middle Eastern Conflicts.
- As have other countries and regions around the world, the Middle East has experienced much conflict, injustice, and violence within and between countries of the region over decades. In this paper, Laurie King-Irani asks whether international human rights ideas and laws apply to the region. Should, for example, Middle Eastern countries seek reconciliation and transformation of conflict among their people by dealing with past injustices and human rights violations through one or another of the various mechanisms used in other countries? Or, as King-Irani reports the perspective of a U.S. government official in the late 1990s, should people in Middle Eastern countries reconcile themselves to the realities of life in troubled, autocratic regimes? In this context, and with a focus on addressing injustices in Lebanon and between Israel and Palestine, she uses anthropology to examine moral, legal, and cultural issues relating to impunity, accountability, stereotypes, tribal identities, and politics.
- Vinggaard, Mette and Jensen, Stine Vejlby and Bloch-Jørgensen, Kasper. Achieving Reconciliation in Lebanon?
- We wish to examine what the government in Lebanon is doing to achieve reconciliation and national unity between the war-torn populace. Reconciliation and national unity have two different meanings and we see the first as a tool or prerequisite for the second. We want to find out what has been done by the government and what the preliminary effects have been. Furthermore, we find it important to look at the challenges in this process and the possible obstacles to achieving reconciliation and national unity. In addition to this, we will address the society and its role in the process. This seems important, as it may serve as an indicator on which initiatives should be initiated in Lebanon today, and how the contemporary initiatives are working. We argue that if the government programmes are to work, there needs to be a wish and a will coming from the society below. (excerpt)
- . The case of the 2006 War in Lebanon: reparations? Reconstruction? Or both?
- The Lebanese government took an interesting path to recovery after the July 2006 War. It embarked on a mission to both compensate the victims of the war – a challenge to the traditional reparation model – and to rebuild the country. This article examines the Lebanese case by presenting the path the national government took in the aftermath of the war, analysing Lebanon's decision to create a unique scheme – the adoption method – in its road to recovery, investigating the advantages and disadvantages of their approach, and last but not least providing some lessons learned on how individual reparations can be provided for victims of international humanitarian law in cases where there is no agreement in place. (author's abstract)
- Lebanon: Using Communtiy Dialogue to Foster
- Twenty years of civil war, often along religious and ethnic lines, left Lebanon with a legacy of displaced communities where fear, anger, and mistrust hinder return and reconciliation.
- Institute of World Affairs. Community-building in post-war Lebanon: A project to enhance ethnic tolerance and civic identity
- The Institute of World Affairs is engaged in a multi-year project to assist in the reconciliation and return of displaced villagers to their homes in a region east of Beirut, Lebanon.