Core transitional justice debates in the Middle East and beyond

Authored by: Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm

Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138807679
eBook ISBN: 9781315750972
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613763

10.4324/9781315750972.ch23

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Abstract

Transitional justice deals with age-old issues of justice, accountability, forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation. Specifically, it refers to a variety of measures that societies have employed to address histories of violence and repression. Ostensibly, these measures are designed to achieve some form of justice for past human rights violations. The transitional label indicates this has emerged in contexts of attempted shifts from authoritarianism to democracy and/or war to peace.

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