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What is Transitional Justice?
What is Transitional Justice?

Author(s): Noémie Turgis
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Law and Transitional Justice, Social development, Sociology of Law, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Udruženje “Pravnik”
Keywords: Transitional justice; peace; violations of human rights;

Summary/Abstract: The idea that, to reconstruct a peaceful and stable basis for a society that went through massive violations of human rights, it is necessary to use a form of justice designed to face the past, which is now widely accepted and promoted. The debate on transitional justice has not dried up and remains more than ever a pertinent question. Nonetheless, no formal work has yet been able to precisely define the meaning of the concept. In the following pages, I argue that, keeping in mind the difficulties encountered when coining a definition, it is necessary to define and identify the objectives of such a concept. I however argue that to keep broadening the scope of transitional justice could be dangerous.

  • Issue Year: 1/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-15
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English