Welcome to the discussion! We thought we'd start this conversation by exploring what transitional justice is and how these efforts are connected to human rights. Transitional justice mechanisms ranging from criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, and institutional reform to material and symbolic reparations for victims and community-based or “traditional” justice processes have become a staple of post-conflict nation building, with their promise of helping societies eschew past divisions through justice, truth, and reconciliation.
Consider these questions below when sharing your comments in this discussion topic:
- How do we define 'Transitional Justice'?
- In what ways is transitional justice connected to human rights?
- What types of transitional justice mechanisms are available to human rights defenders? When is it best to engage these mechanisms? Do you have examples of when they have been used successfully? What impact have these transitional justice mechanisms had on civil society?
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