Current issues and future challenges in transitional justice

Natalia Szablewska, Sascha Dominik Bachmann

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This chapter reflects upon the current status and the potential for the field of transitional justice, its theoretical aspects and practical application, to respond to the new and emerging challenges and threats of global significance. We propose a new understanding and approach to transitional justice, which is more responsive to the different types of transitions and conflicts by prescribing varied forms of justice through the different processes and mechanisms, formal and customary. Despite recognising the dangers and disadVan tages of over-expanding the field, in order to accommodate the changing needs and experiences of the notion of transitional justice globally there is a necessity to open up new dimensions for exponential development of the field. We conclude with an observation that the notion and concept of transitional justice will continue to change and evolve as the needs of global society for achieving justice develop along new lines of conflicts and future global challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Issues in Transitional Justice
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a More Holistic Approach
EditorsNatalia Szablewska, Sascha-Dominik Bachmann
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093901
ISBN (Print)9783319093895
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Transitional Justice


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