The inability to achieve transitional justice may yield severe consequences. This is one of the greatest ongoing problems in post-conflict communities, digging itself deep into the roots of society. Although conflict itself is considered as one of the main reasons for this; governments have kept their interference limited to reducing the immediate effects of such conflicts by not targeting the main causes that led to such conditions.
“Transitional justice is generally considered as a legitimate response to systematic violations of human rights. It does not itself represent a special form of basic rights and liberties but instead corresponds to the efforts at justice – from the penal perspective or from the perspective of the equitable redistribution of resources – and at democratization in the wake of major political crises.”
[Nadeau, C. (2010). “What justice after war? Elements for a theory of transitional justice.” Les Classiques Des Sciences Sociales, La Vie Des Idées.fr.]
Post-conflict regions are areas where crimes and human rights abuses struck hard and took a toll on inhabitants. Although some measures have been taken in an attempt to alleviate the negative effects of conflict on these communities, these measures had a short-term effect, as the people (living in geographical areas hit by the conflict) still suffer from the harms of this conflict. Due to the blind eye thrust upon these problems, it is important and beneficial to investigate on transitional justice, growth and development, with respect to post-conflict communities and how it deteriorated human conditions of those living in them. As a result, transition will not be finalized in the near future knowing that the perpetrators will not admit to their human rights violations in the communities.
Truth Be Told operates around diverse mechanisms including, but not limited to, the following.
Initially, it is an innovative and contemporary model of achieving transitional justice. This platform is an online forum where people around the world affected by conflict, wars, crimes against humanity, and injustices have the opportunity to relay their stories. Similar to a truth commission, yet perhaps an unofficial one, this online platform is one way of achieving transitional justice through the process of storytelling. There is a distinct relationship between narrative, memory, and transitional justice. The transitional justice narrative is correlated with how past, present, and future are narrated in relation to each other. This is related to each individual’s processes of searching for truth and justice.
Moreover, Truth Be Told is focused on amplifying the voices of emerging analysts through our digital media platform - Global Connections.
Also, through its humanitarian initiative [Helping Hands], Truth Be Told is committed to providing immediate assistance to in-conflict and post-conflict communities by fulfilling people’s basic needs: food boxes (that also include some basic household detergents and supplies) and medications. Truth Be Told also supports critical cases to the best of its ability.
Additionally, through its youth initiative [Robert Alderman Youth Initiative], Truth Be Told is focused on empowering youth around the world through permanent sports programs.
Furthermore, Truth Be Told hosts workshops where the goal is to shed light on successful people and their work and to give communities in emerging societies the tools they need to succeed.
As well, Truth Be Told hosts live discussion series, called "What's The Truth? - ما هي الحقيقة؟" revolving around important and pressing topics - including webinars and roundtable discussions.