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After periods of conflict and authoritarianism, education institutions often need to be reformed or rebuilt.

What hope is there for justice for victims of atrocities in profoundly fractured societies, where systems of government have broken down and social and political divisions run deep?

Where should justice for some of the world’s worst crimes be done? In national courts or at the International Criminal Court in The Hague?

Transitional Justice is often pursued in contexts where people have been forced from their homes by human rights violations and have suffered additional abuses while displaced. Little attention has been paid, however, to how transitional justice measures can respond to the injustices of...

Since the beginning of the 1980s, Latin American countries have undergone various processes of political transformation.

Since 1990, 65 former heads of state or government have been legitimately prosecuted for serious human rights or financial crimes.

This handbook explains the mandate, origins, purposes, and operating methods of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Special Court in Sierra Leone.

This book presents a series of essays on truth and criminal justice in Peru. It aims to contribute to analysis on how to strengthen and consolidate democracy there.

This reference manual offers a template for developing and operating an internationally-assisted criminal justice institution.

In September 1985, ninemembers of Argentina’smilitary junta, whose successive regimes covered the period in Argentine history known as the “dirty war,” walked into a courtroom in downtown Buenos Ai

This is a compilation of cases from the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Colombia.

In many societies, histories of exclusion, racism, and nationalist violence often create divisions so deep that finding a way to deal with the atrocities of the past seems nearly impossible.

Developing societies emerging from conflict and authoritarianism are frequently beset by poverty, inequality, weak institutions, broken infrastructure, poor governance, insecurity, and low levels o

Given that women represent a very large proportion of the victims of conflicts and authoritarianism, it makes sense to examine whether reparation programs can be designed to redress women more fair

Women face a double marginalization under authoritarian regimes and during and after violent conflicts.

DDR programs are seldom analyzed to consider justice-related aims; and transitional justice mechanisms rarely articulate strategies for coordinating with DDR. Disarming the Past: Transitional Justi

Most comprehensive book-length study of reparation programmes currently available, including case-studies, thematic chapters, and national legislation documents.

Vetting—the process by which abusive or corrupt employees are excluded from public office—is often practiced in post-conflict societies, yet remains one of the least studied aspects of transitional