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Transitional Justice


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The study of transitional justice has emerged as one of the most diverse and intellectual exciting developments in the social sciences in the last two decades. From its origins in human rights activism and comparative political science the field is increasingly characterised by its geographic and disciplinary breadth. Routledge’s Transitional Justice series publishes innovative work across a range of disciplines working on transitional justice related topics: including law, sociology, criminology, psychology, anthropology, political science, development studies and international relations.

The series includes titles which address larger theoretical questions on transitional justice, including the intersection of notions such as justice, truth, accountability, impunity and the construction of transitional justice knowledge. It also contains critical and theoretically informed empirical work on the workings of institutions such as truth commissions, community based reconciliation, victim empowerment, ex-combatant demobilisation, or regional discussions on practical programmes in particular areas. Finally, the series covers the legal aspects of transitional justice; although, avoiding dry, overly technical or dull legal texts, it specialises in a style of legal scholarship that reflects the energy and vitality of this exciting field.

For further details on the series please contact the Series Editor.

Kieran McEvoy

Professor of Law and Transitional Justice

School of Law

Queens University Belfast

BT7 1NN

44 (0) 2890973873

k.mcevoy@qub.ac.uk

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Transitional Justice, Corporate Accountability and Socio-Economic Rights: Lessons from Argentina

Transitional Justice, Corporate Accountability and Socio-Economic Rights: Lessons from Argentina

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Laura García Martín
August 13, 2019

This book explores the intersection of two emergent and vibrant fields of study in international human rights law: transitional justice and corporate accountability for human rights abuses. While both have received significant academic and political attention, the potential links between them...

Transitional Justice and the ‘Disappeared’ of Northern Ireland: Silence, Memory, and the Construction of the Past

Transitional Justice and the ‘Disappeared’ of Northern Ireland: Silence, Memory, and the Construction of the Past

1st Edition

Lauren Dempster
June 14, 2019

This book employs a transitional justice lens to address the ‘disappearances’ that occurred during the Northern Ireland conflict – or ‘Troubles’ – and the post-conflict response to these ‘disappearances.’ Despite an extensive literature around ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland, as well as...

Postcolonial Transitional Justice: Zimbabwe and Beyond

Postcolonial Transitional Justice: Zimbabwe and Beyond

1st Edition

Khanyisela Moyo
June 04, 2019

Transitional justice processes are now considered to be crucial steps in facilitating the move from conflict or repression to a secure democratic future. This book contributes to a deeper understanding of transitional justice by examining the complexities of transition in postcolonial societies. It...

Resistance and Transitional Justice

Resistance and Transitional Justice

1st Edition

Briony Jones, Julie Bernath
March 21, 2019

Despite a more reflective concern over the past 20 years with marginalised voices, justice from below, power relations and the legitimacy of mechanisms and processes, scholarship on transitional justice has remained relatively silent on the question of ‘resistance’. In response, this book asks what...

Amnesties, Pardons and Transitional Justice: Spain's Pact of Forgetting

Amnesties, Pardons and Transitional Justice: Spain's Pact of Forgetting

1st Edition

Roldan Jimeno
March 21, 2019

In a consolidated democracy, amnesties and pardons do not sit well with equality and a separation of powers; however, these measures have proved useful in extreme circumstances, such as transitions from dictatorships to democracies, as has occurred in Greece, Portugal and Spain. Focusing on Spain,...

Transitional and Transformative Justice: Critical and International Perspectives

Transitional and Transformative Justice: Critical and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Matthew Evans
January 23, 2019

This book engages the limits of transitional justice and, more speci...

Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription: Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland

Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription: Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Joseph Robinson
January 08, 2019

Taking Northern Ireland as its primary case study, this book applies the burgeoning literature in memory studies to the primary question of transitional justice: how shall societies and individuals reckon with a traumatic past? Joseph Robinson argues that without understanding how memory shapes,...

Rape, Sexual Violence and Transitional Justice Challenges: Lessons from Bosnia Herzegovina

Rape, Sexual Violence and Transitional Justice Challenges: Lessons from Bosnia Herzegovina

1st Edition

Janine Natalya Clark
January 08, 2019

It is estimated that 20,000 people were subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence during the 1992–1995 Bosnian war. Today, these men and women have been largely forgotten. Where are they now? To what extent do their experiences continue to affect and influence their lives, and the lives...

The Reparative Effects of Human Rights Trials: Lessons From Argentina

The Reparative Effects of Human Rights Trials: Lessons From Argentina

1st Edition

Rosario Figari Layus
January 08, 2019

Justice in domestic courts is one of the most prominent aims of victims seeking to obtain accountability for human rights violations. It is, however, also one of the most difficult to achieve. In many Latin American countries, as well as elsewhere, activists have put human rights prosecutions...

Victims, Atrocity and International Criminal Justice: Lessons from Cambodia

Victims, Atrocity and International Criminal Justice: Lessons from Cambodia

1st Edition

Rachel Killean
July 09, 2018

While international criminal courts have often been declared as bringing ‘justice’ to victims, their procedures and outcomes historically showed little reflection of the needs and interests of victims themselves. This situation has changed significantly over the last sixty years; victims are...

Transformative Justice: Remedying Human Rights Violations Beyond Transition

Transformative Justice: Remedying Human Rights Violations Beyond Transition

1st Edition

Matthew Evans
July 02, 2018

Transitional justice mechanisms employed in post-conflict and post-authoritarian contexts have largely focused upon individual violations of a narrow set of civil and political rights, as well as the provision of legal and quasi-legal remedies, such as truth commissions, amnesties and prosecutions....

Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice

Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice

1st Edition

Catherine Turner
January 24, 2018

The field of transitional justice has expanded rapidly since the term first emerged in the late 1990s. Its intellectual development has, however, tended to follow practice rather than drive it. Addressing this gap, Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice pursues a comprehensive...

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