Transitional Justice Concepts

Reparations as a Transitional Justice Mechanism

Amid or subsequent to a period of conflict or repression, acknowledging victims’ need for justice via compensation in both a symbolic and actual way is an important means through which the state can take some form of responsibility for the...

Truth Seeking as a Transitional Justice Mechanism

Amid or subsequent to a period of prolonged conflict and repression, identifying and establishing the truth about events that have since passed are core components of any transitional justice strategy. In different countries and contexts, truth-seeking mechanisms have taken different...

Domestic Trials as a Transitional Justice Mechanism

For countries experiencing or emerging from a period of conflict and repression, justice via the court system is often a primary pillar in any comprehensive transitional justice policy. Before international or hybrid judicial processes are considered, the domestic judiciary is...

Amnesties as a Transitional Justice Mechanism

For a country undergoing or emerging from a period of conflict and repression, it is likely that a number of rights violations have taken place. Rather than punish perpetrators in court for these rights violations, some states instead opt to...