The European Union and Transitional Justice

ICTJ, Initiative for Peacebuilding (IfP), Laura Davis
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The legacy of systematic human rights violations committed during violent conflict and repressive rule can reach well into the new order. Transitional justice can help societies address the past through prosecutions, truthseeking, reparations for victims and institutional reform. Justice in this sense includes and goes beyond criminal justice, encompassing broader notions of accountability and redress.