Trading Justice for Peace?
Reconciliation as a Transformative Concept
in TRC Processes

The international research project ReconTrans (2019-2023) examines how and to what extent ‘reconciliation’ as a transformative concept and practice takes place in association with truth and reconciliation commissions (TRCs). ReconTrans facilitates comparative research across the TRC experiences in Norway, South Africa, and Canada.

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Book launch of first ReconTrans volume

On May 5th, the co-authors of Trading Justice for Peace? presented the first ReconTrans volume at a book launch feeding into the research conference “Reconciliation without the majority?” convened at VID Oslo, Norway. Watch video of the book launch event here (timeslot 5:28:00 – 6:00:00). The chapters in this volume reveal the challenges, complexities andContinue reading “Book launch of first ReconTrans volume”

CALL FOR PAPERS: Decolonization Perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation


You are invited to submit a paper for the research conference “Reconciliation without the Majority? Civil Society Contributions to Truth and Reconciliation in the Settlement of the Norwegianization Policy”, convened at VID Oslo, Norway, May 4th to 6th, 2022. Accepted papers will get a time slot on May 6th. The working language is English.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission – quo vadis?

September 23rd, 1900-2100, ReconTrans (KUN/VID Tromsø) presents its first research results together with TRUCOM (UiT) at Internasjonalt Seminar in Tromsø (NB! Bankhjørnet, Rødbanken). Norway’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2018-2023) investigating the forced assimilation policy referred to as the Norwegianization policy represents a historic opportunity for the indigenous people, the national minorities, and the majority societyContinue reading “Truth and Reconciliation Commission – quo vadis?”

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