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Transitional Justice

Edited by: Christine Bell

ISBN13: 9781472450418
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This collection on transitional justice sits as part of a library of essays on different concepts of 'justice'. Yet transitional justice appears quite different from other types of justice and fundamental ambiguities characterise the term that raise questions as to how it should sit alongside other concepts of justice. This collection attempts to capture and portray three different dimensions of the transitional justice field.

Part I addresses the origins of the field which continue to bedevil it. Indeed the origins themselves are increasingly debated in what is an emergent contested historiography of the field that assists in understanding its contemporary quirks and concerns. Part II addresses and sets out parts of the 'tool-kit' of transitional justice, which could be understood as the canonical research agenda of the field. Part III tries to convey a sense of the way in which the field is un-folding and extending to new transitions, tools, theories of justice, and self-critique.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Introduction: transitional justice in transition, Christine Bell.

Part I Origins and Conceptions of Transitional Justice: Transitional Justice and Authoritarianism: How 'transitions' reshaped human rights: a conceptual history of transitional justice, Paige Arthur
Human rights in transition: transitional justice genealogy, Ruti G. Teitel. Transitional Justice and Conflict: Justice discourses in social and legal studies, Christine Bell, Colm Campbell and Fionnuala Ni Aolain
The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies: report of the Secretary-General, United Nations. Transitional Justice in Practice: Introduction: the global celebration of transitional justice and the East Timor reality, Lisa Kent.

Part II Transitional Justice 'Tool-Kit' or Conception of Justice?: Transitional Justice and Amnesty: 'Settling accounts' revisited: reconciling global norms with local agency, Diane F. Orentlicher
Judgement of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, case of The Massacre of El Mozote and Nearby Places v El Salvador of October 25, 2012, Judge Diego Garcia-Sayan. Transitional Justice and Trials: Between impunity and show trials, Marti Kosienneimi
Review of Kathryn Sikkink's The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics, Leslie Vinjamuri. Transitional Justice and Truth Commissions: Unspeakable truths: transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions, Priscilla Haynor
Memory frictions: localizing the truth and reconciliation commission in Sierra Leone, Rosalin Shaw. Transitional Justice and Vetting: Vetting and transitional justice, Pablo De Grieff. Transitional Justice and Reparations: Reparations in the aftermath of repression and mass violence, Naomi Roht Arriaza
Gender and collective reparations in the aftermath of conflict and political repression, Ruth Rubio-Marin. Transitional Justice and Apology: On the uses and abuses of political apologies (introduction), Mihaela Mihai and Mathias Thaler
Political apologies and categorical apologies, Nick Smith. Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Reconciliation as ideology and politics, Andy Schaap.

Part III The Permeable Boundaries of Transitional Justice: In What Transitions?: Transitional justice and ongoing conflict, Par Engstrom
Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa: new trajectories and challenges for transitional justice?, Hugo Van der Merwe
Inescapable networks of mutuality: the making of transitional justice in the United States, James E. Beitler. For What Wrongs?: Justice for what? Recognising a web of gender-based harms against women in transitional justice, Catherine O'Rourke
Anticipating the past: transitional justice and socio-economic wrongs, Lars Waldor
Plunder and pain: should transitional justice engage with corruption and economic crimes?, Ruben Carranza. To What Political Ends?: Justice after the war: the International Criminal Court and post-Gaddafi Libya, Mark Kersten
Transitional justice as global project: critical reflections, Rosemary Nagy
The violence of peace: ethnojustice in Northern Uganda, Adam Branch
On TJ entrepreneurs and the production of victims, Tshepo Dalingozi. With What Effect?: Impact assessment, not evaluation: defining a limited role for positivism in the study of transitional justice, Geoff Dancy
'Show me your impact': evaluating transitional justice in contested spaces, Colleen Duggan. Index.