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More than words: Restorative justice concepts in transitional justice settings.

Clamp, Kerry Leigh
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) International Criminal Law Review 12 (2012):339–360.

Th is article considers the applicability of restorative justice literature in the transitional justice
arena. Th e authors argue that while restorative justice is applied to a wide range of confl icts, the
established literature is often of limited value within a transitional context. Insuffi cient attention is
often paid to the inherent diffi culties in importing theories, concepts and practices designed for the
context of ‘settled’ societies into post-confl ict environments. Signifi cantly more consideration needs
to be given to the practical operation of transitional justice mechanisms, as well as their underlying
normative bases, so that they might live up to the claims of many commentators that transitional
justice is ‘restorative’. (author’s abstract)


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