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Chapter 51: Transitional Justice
Transitional justice can be defined as a set of measures and processes adopted to deal with the consequences of mass human rights violations in the aftermath of regime changes, violent conflicts, wars, and other historical injustices that were derivatives of undemocratic regimes, colonization, occupation, etc. (see Kritz, 1995; Stan & Nedelsky, 2013; Teitel, 2000). Transitional justice can also refer to an interdisciplinary subfield of inquiry that studies those measures, their origin, operation and impact. This overview of transitional justice draws on my previous work (David, 2017).
Transitional justice measures were devised as alternatives to existing measures and represented a major institutional innovation of the twentieth century. They included
- international criminal tribunals, namely the International Criminal Tribunal for ...