Transitional Justice Mapping Project

The ‘Transitional Justice Mapping’ project, also funded by the European Research Council, aims to operationalise much of the data and research undertaken under the auspices of the ‘Bosnian Bones, Spanish Ghosts’ project to practical and policy-oriented ends.  The project comprises a year long programme of knowledge-sharing activities with a variety of stakeholders, including our co-hosts, the UNDP Sarajevo, as well as the BiH Ministry of Justice, the BiH Ministry of Refugees and Human Rights, the BiH Sud (War Crimes Chamber), TRIAL, the International Crisis Group, the Centre for Non-Violent Action, The Nansen Dialogue Centre, the BiH Peace-Building Network and a variety of other grass-roots organisations. 

The data focus of this research is a 5000+ entry database that maps transitional justice initiatives between 1995 and 2012.  Using social network analysis software, we are charting flows of funding, personnel, implementation methodologies, and target audiences, paying special attention to re-duplication of work, missed opportunities at creating synergies across sectors, and examples of best practice in TJ activity.

Our workshop on 13 June in UN House (Sarajevo), offered some results from analysis of the data based on a Needs Assessment of the National Transitional Justice Strategy and electronic surveying of key user-beneficiaries, as well as an afternoon of invited guest speakers tackling the topics of youth activism in strengthening social reconciliation and the place of cultural production in transitional justice, social reconciliation and memorialisation practices.

The TJ Mapping needs assessment is available here in English and in BCS

The first workshop report is available here in English and in BCS

The second workshop report is available here in English and in BCS