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About Yvette Selim

Yvette Selim is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where she also lectures and tutors in International Relations and Development Studies. She holds a MA in Conflict Resolution, a MA in Bioethics, a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Medical Science. She has worked as a lawyer at an international law firm, as a legal counsel in Sri Lanka as part of the International Development Law Organisation ’s post- tsunami project and has been an intern with the UN headquarters in the Office of Legal Affairs and the Department of Disarmament Affairs. Her research focuses on peacebuilding, transitional justice, conflict resolution, human rights and Nepal. Yvette can be contacted at

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Transitions: creating space to address injustice after conflict or political turmoil

Ultimately, an emphasis on the rule of law in peacebuilding interventions reflects a preoccupation with the effects, rather than the causes, of conflict. But calls for a more expansive notion of justice – which gives greater attention to distributive justice – may be gaining momentum.

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