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Research Handbook on Transitional Justice

Edited by:  Cheryl Lawther, Luke Moffett, Dov Jacobs

ISBN13: 9781781955307
Published: June 2017
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £205.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781788979900

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Providing detailed and comprehensive coverage of the transitional justice field, this Research Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to explore how societies deal with mass atrocities after periods of dictatorship or conflict. Situating the development of transitional justice in its historical context, social and political context, it analyses the legal instruments that have emerged.

The Research Handbook is extensive in scope, with chapters discussing the concepts, actors, mechanisms and practices of transitional justice. They address the challenges of implementing a range of transitional justice mechanisms, including methods of truth recovery, criminal trials and reparation and lustration programmes. Going a step further, this book also expands the gaze of transitional justice to include underexplored areas, such as art and transitional justice, media and transitional justice and unique international case studies, such as Cambodia and Palestine.

Timely and thought provoking, the Research Handbook on Transitional Justice will be of interest to both scholars and students, particularly those working in the areas of transitional justice and peace-building. It will also prove a valuable reference tool for practitioners of transitional justice and international criminal justice, helping to inform best practice.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Foreword William Schabas
Introduction - Researching Transitional Justice: The Highs, the Lows and the Expansion of the Field Cheryl Lawther and Luke Moffett

Part I: The Concept(s) of Transitional Justice
1. The Development of Transitional Justice Joanna R. Quinn
2. The Time and Space of Transitional Justice Thomas Obel Hansen
3. Transitional Justice and Critique Catherine Turner
4. Transitional Justice's Impact on Rule of Law: Symbol or Substance? Padraig McAuliffe
5. Transitional Justice and Human Rights Fredeeric Megret and Raphael Vagliano
6. Transitional Justice and Gender Catherine O'Rourke
7. Transitional Justice and `Local' Justice Dustin N. Sharp
8. Transitional Justice and Development Peter J. Dixon

Part II: The Actors of Transitional Justice
9. The United Nations and Transitional Justice Alison Davidian and Emily Kenney
10. The Role of International NGOs in the Emergence of Transitional Justice: A case study of the International Center for Transitional Justice Sara Dezalay
11. The Role of Local Civil Society in Transitional Justice Hugo van der Merwe and Maya Schkolne
12. Transitional Justice and the `Plight' of Victimhood Laurel E. Fletcher and Harvey M. Weinstein
13. Art and Transitional Justice: The 'Infinite Incompleteness' of Transition Andrea Breslin
14. Media and Transitional Justice: A Dream of Symbiosis in a Troubled Relationship Refik Hodzic and David Tolbert

Part III: The Mechanisms of Transitional Justice
15. The International Criminal Court: In the Interests of Transitional Justice? James Gallen
16. Transitional Justice and the End of Impunity: Hybrid tribunals Aaron Fichtelberg
17. Transitional Justice and Truth Commissions Cheryl Lawther
18. Transitional Justice and Amnesties Tom Hadden
19. Transitional Justice and Reparations: Remedying the Past? Luke Moffett
20. Contributions of International Commissions of Inquiry to Transitional Justice Catherine Harwood
21. Transitional Justice: Vetting and Lustration Cynthia M. Horne

Part IV: The Practice of Transitional Justice
22. Guatemala: Lessons for Transitional Justice Naomi Roht-Arriaza
23. Pursuing Retributive and Reparative Justice within Cambodia Rachel Killean
24. Transitional Justice and the Case of Palestine Brendan Ciaran Browne
25. Transitional Justice in Central and Eastern Europe Lavinia Stan