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From the ground up: what does the evidence tell us about local experiences of transitional justice

Macdonald, Anna (2015) From the ground up: what does the evidence tell us about local experiences of transitional justice. Transitional Justice Review, 1 (3). ISSN 1929-1973

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Identification Number: 10.5206/tjr.2015.1.3.4

Abstract

Since the early 1990s, transitional justice has established itself as a field of study and practice. Proponents make normative links between transitional justice processes—for example, criminal trials, truth commissions and reparations—and broader societal and systemic outcomes, such as healing, reconciliation, peace and democracy. There is, however, a paucity of evidence on the actual effects and experiences of transitional justice interventions in waraffected and fragile places. This paper uses a bibliographic search methodology to pull together the extant evidence on local experiences of transitional justice interventions and finds that local perceptions and experiences of these processes are complex and do not conform with widely-held normative assertions about what transitional justice “ought” to accomplish. The implications for the transitional justice field are examined and recommendations for future research are proposed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/tjreview/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68313

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