Transitional Justice and Development

ICTJ Research Unit
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Despite their shared settings, transitional justice and development rarely connect with one another. Increasing the awareness of the potential contributions that each process can make to the other, the opportunities for mutual support, cooperation, and learning, and the trade-offs that may be required, can make for a more coherent policy response to the interrelated needs of transitional and developing societies. Ultimately, lasting peace and sustainable societies cannot be built in the aftermath of massive abuses without transitional justice, nor without development.