Our logo draws on the mpatapo, a West African (Adrinka) symbol for reconciliation. The original knot represents the act of peacemaking amongst conflicting parties. The segregated loop symbolizes a severed relationship between societies – a break that needs mending. This is where our research focus comes into play. Can political apologies – as one of the instruments within the transitional justice toolbox – help bridge this gap?
We thank Rosa van der Velde for designing our logo.