Transitionaljustice is a hotly contested field, so much so that even its ‘field’ status is called into question.
It is also marked by a remarkable degree of dynamism, experiencing multiple phases of development less than 30 years since the concept’s inception.
As transitionaljustice seeks to reckon with a violent past in order to build a more peaceful future, its practitioners tend to operate on the assumption that the past, present and future are distinct periods. Globally, however, as different regions and states undergo different phases of
This is a story within a story – so slippery at the edges that one wonders when and where it started and whether it will ever end. 1
Transitionaljustice rests on a temporal conviction: reckoning with a violent past is crucial both for understanding the present and for paving
regional and international systems. Increasingly, restorative justice is invoked as a conceptual tool in efforts to locate an appropriate normative role for victims and reparation in the labyrinth of transitionaljustice theory. 1
Restorative justice and transitionaljustice are both relatively nascent
Is sovereign financing significant to a regime that carries out gross violations of human rights? How? Are lenders responsible for their complicity? If so, what are the legal implications of this responsibility in a context of transitionaljustice? Until now, economic, political
precise definitional section will follow shortly).
The article proceeds firstly by looking at some competing definitions of both ‘restorative justice’ and ‘transitionaljustice’. The conceptual background continues by looking at the relationship between transitionaljustice and human rights law, drawing
As its very name would suggest, transitionaljustice ( tj ) is inherently defined by its temporality. Initially positioned as a radically discontinuous interregnum between a distinctly ‘bad’ before and a liberal democratic after , 1 tj ’s distinctive feature was always its
Transitionaljustice consists of a process of investigations, trials, and reparations that take place after the change from one political regime to another. Its objectives are: a) to offer material and moral compensation to the victims of arbitrary violence by the state; b) to
transitionaljustice processes, including reparation issues and how they perceived a durable and sustainable peace in Syria.
This paper focuses on Syrian refugees and Syrian displaced persons in Lebanon, and their role and contribution to transitionaljustice processes. It explores their views and
zeitgeist. These demands also resonate with the field of transitionaljustice studies, which is experiencing an identity crisis that is the result of transitionaljustice’s rapid growth and success as a field of practice. This mainstreaming of transitionaljustice as a legal and highly technical bundle of