New publications: books and reports

Transforming societies after political violence. Truth, reconciliation and mental health, by the clinical psychologist Brandon Hamber (co-published by the ICIP and Edicions Bellaterra) is the first book in the new 'Peace and security' collection, for experts in the field of peace, security and conflict transformation, and of particular interest to those working in Latin America. The book, with a prologue by the doctor Carlos Martín Beristain, looks at the role of mental health in justice during transitions and is based on the premise that the way to deal with political violence is inseparable from the social context.

The report on the seminar Peace in movement. Political protests, impacts. The experiences of the peace movement in Italy and Spain, which the ICIP organised in Barcelona last October, has also recently been published; as has the report on the seminar Peace, conflict and security in Africa. New challenges and new perspectives, which was held in November; and the report Justice in times of transition. Concepts, models, debates and experiences, written by Farid Samir Benavides Vanegas, a researcher at the National University of Colombia and the University of Massachusetts, and an ICIP collaborator.