In order to frame the discussion of reconciliation it is important to understand the context from which practioners approach the practice of reconciliation. Often debated, the place of reconciliation in post-conflict settings is open to a myriad of opinions, interpretations and implementations. Below are a few questions to begin the conversation:
What is your definition of reconciliation?
How does reconciliation tie into the broader arena of peacebuilding?
Where does the process of reconciliation begin, with whom and when?
What is the value or role of reconciliation? What are areas of concern?
How do we draw lessons from the past, learning from the reconciliation process in otehr conflicts?
Where do human rights enter into reconciliation? Where is the intersection of human rights and reconciliation?
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