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Transitional Justice: NOMOS LI

Melissa S. Williams, Rosemary Nagy, and Jon Elster

Abstract

Criminal tribunals, truth commissions, reparations, apologies, and memorializations are the characteristic instruments in the transitional justice toolkit that can help societies transition from authoritarianism to democracy, from civil war to peace, and from state-sponsored extra-legal violence to a rights-respecting rule of law. Over the last several decades, their growing use has established transitional justice as a body of both theory and practice whose guiding norms and structures encompasses the range of institutional mechanisms by which societies address the wrongs committed by past re ... More

Keywords: transitional justice, authoritarianism, democracy, civil war, peace, transitional institutions, Criminal tribunals, truth commissions, reparations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814794661
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814794661.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa S. Williams, editor

Rosemary Nagy, author

Jon Elster, author

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