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Transitional justice and economic, social and cultural rights

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The failure to fulfil economic, social and cultural rights and the outright violation of these rights are often at the root of conflict. Furthermore, the actions and omissions by States and non-State actors during conflict can also amount to violations of economic, social and cultural rights, and particularly affect the most vulnerable. Yet, there has been no widespread move in transitional justice processes to examine the root causes of the conflict or to look into violations of economic, social and cultural rights. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has explored in greater depth the ways in which transitional justice processes have addressed or could address violations of economic, social and cultural rights. This publication presents the outcome of that work.

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Conclusions

This publication shows that transitional justice processes increasingly address economic, social and cultural rights issues, either as part of the root causes of conflict and repression or as violations occurring during the conflict. However, there continue to be different challenges that need to be addressed in theory and in practice.

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