Transitional Justice

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Transitional justice
Restorative justice
Truth commissions

Select Articles and Working Papers

Arthur, Paige. 2009. “How ‘Transitions’ Reshaped Human Rights: A Conceptual History of Transitional Justice”. Human Rights Quarterly. 31 (2): 321-367.

Austin, Robert, and Jonathan Ellison. 2008. “Post-Communist Transitional Justice in Albania”. East European Politics & Societies. 22 (2): 373-401.

Costa Pinto, António. 2006. “Authoritarian legacies, transitional justice and state crisis in Portugal’s democratization”. Democratization. 13 (2): 173-204.

David, Roman, and Susanne Choi. 2006. “Forgiveness and Transitional Justice in the Czech Republic”. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 50 (3): 339-367.

Garbett, Claire. 2012. “Transitional Justice and `National Ownership’: An Assessment of the Institutional Development of the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina”. Human Rights Review. 13 (1): 65-84.

Inazu, John D. 2009. “No Future Without (Personal) Forgiveness: Reexamining the Role of Forgiveness in Transitional Justice”. Human Rights Review. 10 (3): 309-326.

Kaminski, Marek, and Monika Nalepa. 2006. “Judging Transitional Justice”. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 50 (3): 383-408.

Kaminski, Marek, Monika Nalepa, and Barry O’neill. 2006. “Normative and Strategic Aspects of Transitional Justice”. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 50 (3): 295-302.

Kovanic M. 2012. “Transitional justice dynamics in Slovakia: From silence to the nation’s memory institute”. CEU Political Science Journal. 7 (4): 385-410.

Millar, Gearoid. 2011. “Local Evaluations of Justice through Truth Telling in Sierra Leone: Postwar Needs and Transitional Justice”. Human Rights Review. 12 (4): 515-535.

Nalepa, Monika. 2010. “Captured Commitments: An Analytic Narrative of Transitions with Transitional Justice”. World Politics. 62 (2): 341-380.

Olsen, Tricia, Leigh Payne, and Andrew Reiter. 2010. “Transitional justice in the world, 1970-2007: Insights from a new dataset”. Journal of Peace Research. 47 (6): 803-809.

Olsen, Tricia D., Leigh A. Payne, and Andrew G. Reiter. 2010. “The Justice Balance: When Transitional Justice Improves Human Rights and Democracy”. Human Rights Quarterly. 32 (4): 980-1007.

PD Dr Arenhövel, Mark. 2008. “Democratization and Transitional Justice”. Democratization. 15 (3): 570-587.

Root, Rebecca K. 2009. “Through the Window of Opportunity: The Transitional Justice Network in Peru”. Human Rights Quarterly. 31 (2): 452-473.

Select Books and Reports

Brito, Alexandra Barahona de, Carmen González Enríquez, and Paloma Aguilar Fernández. 2001. The politics of memory: transitional justice in democratizing societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Calhoun, Noel. 2004. Dilemmas of justice in Eastern Europe’s democratic transitions. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chesterman, Simon, Michael Ignatieff, and Ramesh Chandra Thakur. 2005. Making states work: state failure and the crisis of governance. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.

David, Roman. 2011. Lustration and transitional justice: personnel systems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Grodsky, Brian K. 2010. The costs of justice: how new leaders respond to previous rights abuses. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press.

Hayner, Priscilla B. 2011. Unspeakable truths: transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

International Crisis Group. 2003. Afghanistan judicial reform and transitional justice. Kabul: International Crisis Group.

Kritz, Neil J. 1995. Transitional justice: how emerging democracies reckon with former regimes. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Kritz, Neil J. 1995. Transitional justice: how emerging democracies reckon with former regimes : review sampler. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press.

McAdams, A. James. 1997. Transitional justice and the rule of law in new democracies. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Orentlicher, Diane F., and International Center for Transitional Justice. 2010. That someone guilty be punished: the impact of the ICTY in Bosnia. New York: Open Society Institute.

Pierce, Patrick J. 2003. Transitional justice basics. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Human Rights Education Institute of Burma.

Popovski, Vesselin. 2012. After oppression: transitional justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Shibuya-ku, Tokyo , Japan: United Nations University Press.

Roht-Arriaza, Naomi, and Javier Mariezcurrena. 2006. Transitional justice in the twenty-first century: beyond truth versus justice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Salazar, Katya, and Thomas Antkowiak. 2007. Victims unsilenced: the Inter-American human rights system and transitional justice in Latin America. Washington, DC: Due Process of Law Foundation.

Stan, Lavinia. 2013. Transitional justice in post-communist Romania: the politics of memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stan, Lavinia. 2009. Transitional justice in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: reckoning with the Communist past. London: Routledge.

Subotic, Jelena. 2009. Hijacked justice: dealing with the past in the Balkans. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Teitel, Ruti G. 2000. Transitional justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

UN. Secretary-General. 2004. The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies: report of the Secretary-General. [New York]: UN.

United Nations. 2009. Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict states national consultations on transitional justice. New York: United Nations.

United Nations. 2014. Transitional justice and economic, social and cultural rights.

Van der Merwe, Hugo, Victoria Baxter, and Audrey R. Chapman. 2008. Assessing the impact of transitional justice: challenges for empirical research. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace.

Zajac Sannerholm, Richard. 2012. Rule of law after war and crisis: ideologies, norms and methods. Cambridge: Intersentia.


International Center for Transitional Justice
United Nations Rule of Law Unit
United States Institute of Peace