chapter  1
Theoretical framework, scope of the research, and sources
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There is no universal prescription for how societies should deal with legacies of mass atrocities and political violence.1 Yet, studies in the field of transitional justice offer some guidance on the ways a state may address mass violence or human rights abuses through various mechanisms.2 These mechanisms range from vetting or lustration processes to truth commissions and criminal trials, and are meant to “address the need for accountability.”3