Source: (2007) The International Journal of Transitional Justice. Vol. 1, 2007, pp. 6-7.
The field of transitional justice has developed rapidly in the past 20 years â€“ from one rooted firmly in the legal sphere and with a focus on prosecutions and retributive
justice, to a field that today integrates the larger needs of postconflict societiesâ€“ including reparations for victims, memorialization initiatives, the rebuilding of social relationships, cultural and educational endeavors and the
reintegration of combatants. Each of these elements has a role to play in acknowledging the past, prioritizing the needs of victims and restoring the humanity of all
who are party to a conflict. (excerpt)
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