Bridging the literatures on peacebuilding and transitional justice, this chapter outlines an analytical framework for assessing the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on peace and democracy. The multilayered qualitative framework stresses the importance of national, regional, and global contexts in framing transitional justice processes. To avoid the shortcomings of single-case studies and statistical analysis, we propose an intermediate approach to impact assessment by using a structured comparison of a small number of post-conflict and post-authoritarian cases.

Elin Skaar

Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Rights and Legal Institutions

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After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy
Skaar, Elin, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide

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