An Introduction to Transitional Justice provides the first comprehensive overview of transitional justice judicial and non-judicial measures implemented by societies to redress legacies of massive human rights abuse. Written by some of the leading experts in the field it takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the subject, addressing the dominant transitional justice mechanisms as well as key themes and challenges faced by scholars and practitioners.

Using a wide historic and geographic range of case studies to illustrate key concepts and debates, and featuring discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, this is an essential introduction to the subject for students.

chapter 1|28 pages

An introduction to transitional justice

ByAnja Mihr

chapter 2|18 pages

The development of transitional justice

ByAndrew G Reiter

chapter 3|22 pages

International criminal justice

ByRachel Kerr

chapter 4|22 pages

Gender and transitional justice

ByAnnika Björkdahl, Johanna Mannergren Selimovic

chapter 5|22 pages

Truth and reconciliation commissions

ByAgata Fijalkowski

chapter 6|24 pages


ByAgata Fijalkowski

chapter 7|20 pages

Lustration and vetting

ByLavinia Stan

chapter 9|24 pages


ByJemima García-Godos

chapter 10|22 pages

Transitional justice and peacebuilding

ByLia Kent

chapter 11|26 pages

Arts and transitional justice

ByOlivera Simić

chapter 12|20 pages

Memorials and transitional justice

BySusanne Buckley-Zistel, Annika Björkdahl

chapter 13|20 pages

Measuring the success (or failure) of transitional justice

ByAndrew G Reiter

chapter 14|20 pages

Doing the fieldwork: well-being of transitional justice researchers

ByOlivera Simić