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The restoration of peaceful or amicable relations between two individuals who were previously in conflict with one another.

Reconciliation ordinarily implies forgiveness for injuries on either or both sides. The term is often applied to the parties to a Divorce who cease proceedings for the dissolution of their marriage upon a resolution of their differences. Reconciliation is used interchangeably with conciliation.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

RECONCILIATION, contracts. The act of bringing persons to agree together, who before, had had some difference.
     2. A renewal of cohabitation between husband and wife is proof of reconciliation, and such reconciliation destroys the effect of a deed of separation. 4 Eccl. R. 238.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There is, therefore, a shared objective between reintegration of ex-combatants and post-conflict reconciliation process as both initiatives are generally geared toward the prevention of renewed conflict, redressing the past divides and fostering and rebuilding of new relationships non-violently.
As with many works in the field of conflict resolution, Daly and Sarkin make use of Thomas Kuhn's theoretical notion of "paradigm shifts" (1986) to describe the change necessary to create a successful post-conflict reconciliation environment (Daly and Sarkin: 190-193).
The Secretary-General flagged that a human rights-based approach is fundamental both to post-conflict reconciliation, and to global peace and prosperity.
From May 2009 post-conflict reconciliation eluded us as a result of the short-sighted policies and the triumphalist approach that was adopted immediately following the end of the conflict.
She is expected to discuss a range of bilateral issues, including post-conflict reconciliation, justice and accountability issues.
post-conflict reconciliation. It has also established contacts with likeminded groups working in relation to conflicts such as the Jewish Palestinian Dialogue in Sydney.
They are known to be compelled by organized networks to fund, arm, engage in propaganda and be electoral vote blocks in host countries, there-by having the potential to act as 'spoilers' in conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation in their home states.

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