International Relations

Truth, Justice, and Remembrance

Das Thema Wahrheit, Gerechtigkeit, Gedenken in der Robert Bosch Stiftung
Dealing with the legacy of human rights violations is necessary to keep conflicts from recurring and new ones from arising and as such an important element of conflict transformation. We strengthen courageous peace actors that are dedicated to establishing truth, justice, and remembrance in their societies while contributing to healing the wounds of the past.
We support projects focused on fact finding with regard to war crimes and human rights violations, making sure that the right to truth is established.

In "Truth, Justice, and Remembrance," we aim at inclusive processes of dealing with the past, in which victims are recognized and perpetrators held accountable. The aim is to enable reconciliation and a peaceful coexistence of war-torn communities as well as to (re-)establish confidence in institutions. We furthermore support inclusive dialogs about past violations, which take into account various perspectives and foster differentiated cultures of remembrance.
Our approach includes the support of critical analyses on transitional justice processes. Besides creating transparency, this allows for a context-driven approach. We furthermore offer an international platform for the exchange of best practice among relevant peace actors from all over the world in order to increase their impact.
Project inquiries will be accepted throughout the year.
 

If you have further questions regarding support within this focus area, please contact:

Imke Kerber
Phone: +49 30 220025-452
imke.kerber@bosch-stiftung.de

Patricia Degueldre
Phone: +49 30 220025-325
patricia.degueldre@bosch-stiftung.de

If you have further questions regarding our two-step application process, please contact:

Laura Bail
Phone: +49 30 220025-340
laura.bail@bosch-stiftung.de

We are active in the following projects
Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice & Remembrance

Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice & Remembrance

Journalists and representatives of civil organizations gain insights into the process of coming to terms with the past in Germany. They visit memorial sites and meet contemporary witnesses, politicians, and experts on remembrance.

 
Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability an der Columbia University

Fellowship for Historical Dialogue and Accountability an der Columbia University

For one semester the fellows conduct their research at Columbia University on dealing with the past in societies facing conflict. They strengthen their international network and develop a project that they implement in their home country.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group

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IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group

Peace negotiations often fail due to an increasing canon of international law hindering extensive amnesty for conflict parties. As conflict parties have to expect criminal prosecution in following successful peace negotiations, they tend to be less willing to agree to compromises and stop violent confrontations.

 
Institutional Support of Various Mediation Organizations

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Institutional Support of Various Mediation Organizations

In light of the rising number of domestic and international conflicts, there is a growing global demand for professional mediation. While numerous locally and globally active mediation specialists have the necessary skills and contact to relevant parties to the conflict, their ad hoc ability to engage is limited due to a lack of flexible funding opportunities.

 
Round Tables for Dialog Facilitation in Ukraine

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Round Tables for Dialog Facilitation in Ukraine

Mediators, dialog facilitators and peacemaking specialists, working in Ukraine have experienced a failure of established mediation and dialog formats.