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Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice

This video was recorded at IAPSS Annual Academic Conference "Stand up for Peace: Truth and Reconciliation Process", Belgrade 2009. Transitional justice is a response to systematic or widespread violations of human rights. It seeks recognition for victims and to promote possibilities for peace, reconciliation and democracy. Transitional justice is not a special form of justice but justice adapted to societies transforming themselves after a period of pervasive human rights abuse. In some cases, these transformations happen suddenly; in others, they may take place over many decades. This approach emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s, mainly in response to political changes in Latin America and Eastern Europe-and to demands in these regions for justice. At the time, human rights activists... Show More

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