The session discusses the findings of a new book by Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, and Trine Eide examining the effect of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Combining case studies and comparative qualitative analysis, the book tracks the experiences of Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda and Angola in dealing with their history of violence and repression through a combination of four different transitional justice mechanisms: criminal trials, truth commissions, reparations, and amnesties. The discussion is a dialogue between the Pilar Domingo, Rachel Siederm, and the three authors.