Guiding Principles of Memorialisation

Updated: Feb 22, 2019

A number of Guiding Principles have been distilled from both the comparative Research and the exchange Forum, intended to inform practitioner and policymaker decision-making on involvement in processes of emorialisation in countries emerging from violent conflict.The eight Principles are: Context;Critical Self-Reflection; participation; complementarity; Process; Multiple Narratives; Youth; and Politicisation. Each of the Principles presents an important set of considerations and values that can assist decision-making, providing a useful resource in the absence of any existing guidelines. The research was conducted to examine the contribution of memory initiatives to tackling – or indeed reinforcing – the cultures that perpetuate impunity.

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