Transitional Justice

Transitional justice refers to the "set of judicial and non-judicial measures implemented in order to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations programs, and various kinds of institutional reforms". Transitional justice is enacted at a point of political transition from violence and repression to societal stability and it is informed by a society’s desire to rebuild social trust, repair a fractured justice system, and build a democratic system of governance. The core value of transitional justice is the very notion of justice—which does not necessarily mean criminal justice. This notion and the political transformation, such as regime change or transition from conflict are thus linked toward a more peaceful, certain, and democratic future.

Transitional justice has recently received greater attention by both academics and policymakers. It has also generated interest in the fields of political and legal discourse, especially in transitional societies. In period of political transitions, from authoritarian, dictatorial regimes or from civil conflicts to democracy, transitional justice has often provided opportunities for such societies to address past human rights abuses, mass atrocities, or other forms of severe trauma in order to facilitate a smooth transition into a more democratic or peaceful future.

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International Center For Transitional Justice - History
... against abuse, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) was founded on the concept of a new direction in human rights advocacy helping societies to heal by accounting for and ... practitioners, gathered to discuss ways of contributing to the rapidly emerging field of transitional justice ... expressed broad support for the establishment of an organization focusing on transitional justice ...
Transitional Justice - See Also
... International Center for Transitional Justice Memorialization Truth-seeking Vergangenheitsbewältigung ...
International Center For Transitional Justice
... The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization dedicated to pursuing accountability for mass atrocity and human rights abuse through transitional justice ...
Center For Justice And Accountability - Legal Framework For Human Rights Litigation - Transitional Justice
... Transitional justice denotes the process by which societies address the crimes of prior regimes as they move from a period of violent conflict or oppression toward peace, democracy and the rule of law ... public art devoted to historical memory--transitional justice has become an important means to build civil society in post-conflict situations ...

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