Transitional Justice

POLSCI 537S

Transitional justice is a range of processes responding to human rights violations during armed conflicts, under authoritarian regimes, or in divided societies where a dominant ethnic, racial, or religious group persecutes a marginalized group. It seeks to provide redress for victims and accountability for perpetrators through judicial or non-judicial mechanisms, repair damaged relationships between offenders and victims “restorative justice”, promote peaceful coexistence between previously adversarial groups, truth-telling and memorialization of the historical record of human rights violations, and reforms addressing root causes.
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring