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Many countries have attempted to transition to democracy following conflict or repression, but the basic meaning of transitional justice remains hotly contested In this book, Colleen Murphy analyses transitional justice showing how it is distinguished from retributive, corrective, and distributive justice and outlines the ethical standards which societies attempting to democratize should follow She argues that transitional justice involves the just pursuit of societal transformation Such transformation requires political reconciliation, which in turn has a complex set of institutional and interpersonal requirements including the rule of law She shows how societal transformation is also influenced by the moral claims of victims and the demands of perpetrators, and how justice processes can fail to be just by failing to foster this transformation or by not treating victims and perpetrators fairly Her book will be accessible and enlightening for philosophers, political and social scientists, policy analysts, and legal and human rights scholars and activists....

Title : The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice
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ISBN : 1107449685
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Cambridge University Press Reprint edition December 14, 2017
Number of Pages : 231 pages
File Size : 898 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice Reviews

  • JBernal
    2019-02-17 14:25

    One of the best books on legal philosophy currently out there. Anyone remotely interested in democratization processes around the world should take some time to read this masterpiece. Colleen Murphy has a divine gift of explaining extremely complex ideas in basic terms readers can easily comprehend and internalize. A MUST READ!!!