Transitional Justice for Indigenous People in a Non-Transitional Society

Courtney Jung
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The framework of transitional justice, originally devised to facilitate reconciliation in countries undergoing transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, is increasingly used to respond to certain types of human rights violations against indigenous peoples -- even in cases where there is no regime transition. This paper outlines some of the potential complexities involved in processing indigenous demands for justice through a transitional justice framework, through a case study of Canadian initiatives.