Providing detailed and comprehensive coverage of the transitional justice field, this Research Handbook brings together leading scholars and practitioners to explore how societies deal with mass atrocities after periods of dictatorship or conflict. Situating the development of transitional justice in its historical context, social and political context, it analyses the legal instruments that have emerged.
The Research Handbook is extensive in scope, with chapters discussing the concepts, actors, mechanisms and practices of transitional justice. They address the challenges of implementing a range of transitional justice mechanisms, including methods of truth recovery, criminal trials and reparation and lustration programmes. Going a step further, this book also expands the gaze of transitional justice to include underexplored areas, such as art and transitional justice, media and transitional justice and unique international case studies, such as Cambodia and Palestine.
Timely and thought provoking, the Research Handbook on Transitional Justice will be of interest to both scholars and students, particularly those working in the areas of transitional justice and peace-building. It will also prove a valuable reference tool for practitioners of transitional justice and international criminal justice, helping to inform best practice.
'Research Handbook on Transitional Justice is a remarkable contribution to the field of transitional justice because of its interdisciplinary approach and the personal contributions of the authors, who add their expertise to a field which has already been extensively explored.'
– Rossella Pulvirenti, New Journal of European Criminal Law
'This is an exciting time to be working in transitional justice as is confirmed by this Research Handbook. This collection draws from a rich breadth of diverse settings, a broad interdisciplinary range of literature and offers a reflective, critical and persuasive overview of many of the key debates in the field. It is an excellent volume which will do much for both the thinking in and the doing of transitional justice. The editors and contributors are to be congratulated for such fine work.'
– Kieran McEvoy, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Contributors: A. Breslin, B.C. Browne, A. Davidian, S. Dezalay, P.J. Dixon, A. Fichtelberg, L.E. Fletcher J. Gallen, T. Hadden, T.O. Hansen, C. Harwood, R. Hodzic, C.M. Horne, E. Kenney, R. Killean, C. Lawther, P. McAuliffe, F. Mégret, L. Moffett, C. O'Rourke, J.R. Quinn, N. Roht-Arriaza, M. Schkolne, D.N. Sharp, L. Stan, D. Tolbert, C. Turner, R. Vagliano, H. van der Merwe, H.M. Weinstein.
Edited by Cheryl Lawther and Luke Moffett, Queen's University Belfast, UK and Dov Jacobs, Leiden University, the Netherlands.