Transitional justice and beyond: an introduction to critical, international and interdisciplinary debates

Evans, Matthew (2018) Transitional justice and beyond: an introduction to critical, international and interdisciplinary debates. In: Evans, Matthew (ed.) Transitional and transformative justice: critical and international perspectives. Transitional Justice Series . Routledge, Abingdon, UK. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This chapter introduces and explores the key debates in which the book intervenes. Highlighting both the increasing acceptance of the implementation of transitional justice mechanisms following conflict and authoritarian rule and increasing contestation and criticism of transitional justice in theory and practice, the chapter sets out the themes of the volume. Questions around both the limits of common transitional justice mechanisms such as criminal tribunals and truth commissions and the scope for applying lessons from transitional justice to a broader focus are explored. In particular, the chapter outlines debates over the space for the lived reality of affected communities and the participation of victims to be reflected in transitional justice mechanisms, the possible application of the emerging transformative justice framework and the interaction of transitional justice with intergenerational injustices. The chapter emphasises the need to engage critically and across national contexts in considering how periods of conflict and injustice can be understood and responded to.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5511.2 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change
K Law
Depositing User: Matthew Evans
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 09:52
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78867
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