Transitional Justice: Institutional Mechanisms and Contextual Dynamics

Wen-Chen Chang, Yi Li Lee

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1Transitional justice is a set of mechanisms through which a new democratic government that has emerged from a dictatorship or from civil conflicts seeks to deal with its dark past and move forward to a brighter future (Méndez 1271). The primary aims of transitional justice focus on acknowledging past wrongdoings, providing reparations to victims, and bringing the perpetrators to justice. Along with the development of regime change and constitutional (re-)construction since World War II, recent decades have witnessed an expansion of transitional justice mechanisms...
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMax Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]
PublisherOxford University Press
StatePublished - Mar 2017


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