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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 in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

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Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Cath Collins
December 04, 2017

This book addresses current developments in transitional justice in Latin America – effectively the first region to undergo concentrated transitional justice experiences in modern times. Using a comparative approach, it examines trajectories in truth, justice, reparations, and amnesties in...

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

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

Roldan Jimeno
September 05, 2017

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,...

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

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

Janine Natalya Clark
September 04, 2017

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

Rosario Figari Layus
August 25, 2017

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...

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

Joseph Robinson
August 15, 2017

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,...

Resistance and Transitional Justice

Resistance and Transitional Justice

Briony Jones, Julie Bernath
August 03, 2017

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...

Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Balkans

Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Balkans

Martina Fischer, Olivera Simic
May 18, 2017

Scholars and practitioners alike agree that somehow the past needs to be addressed in order to enable individuals and collectives to rebuild trust and relationships. However, they also continue to struggle with critical questions. When is the right moment to address the legacies of the past after...

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, Trine Eide
November 08, 2016

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy examines the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Anticipated contributions of transitional justice mechanisms are commonly stated in universal terms, with little regard for historically specific...

The Concept of the Civilian: Legal Recognition, Adjudication and the Trials of International Criminal Justice

The Concept of the Civilian: Legal Recognition, Adjudication and the Trials of International Criminal Justice

Claire Garbett
August 10, 2016

The Concept of the Civilian: Legal Recognition, Adjudication and the Trials of International Criminal Justice offers a critical account of the legal shaping of civilian identities by the processes of international criminal justice. It draws on a detailed case-study of the International Criminal...

Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice

Violence, Law and the Impossibility of Transitional Justice

Catherine Turner
July 25, 2016

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...

Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice

Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice

Sabine Michalowski
May 11, 2016

Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice explores how corporations can be held accountable for their role in past human rights violations when a country is making a transition from conflict or repression to peace and democracy. It breaks new ground in theorizing the linkages...

Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

Kirsten J. Fisher, Robert Stewart
December 09, 2015

This book presents a varied and critical picture of how the Arab Spring demands a re-examination and re-conceptualization of issues of transitional justice. It demonstrates how unique features of this wave of revolutions and popular protests that have swept the Arab world since December 2010 give...

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