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What is transitional justice?
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Transitional justice is a way to address past human rights violations so that nations and their people can move forward towards sustainable peace and reconciliation. It refers to four specific areas of judicial and non-judicial activities that are often used when countries move from autocratic rule to democracy or from armed conflict to peace:
1) truth-seeking
2) prosecutions
3) reparations to victims
4) institutional reform
Countries in transition often face a legacy of large-scale human rights abuses that cannot be fully addressed by existing judicial and non-judicial structures. In such situations, instead of forgetting the past, many countries have used transitional justice mechanisms to seek the truth, pursue accountability, provide reparations to victims, serve justice, and take steps towards national reconciliation.

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LAW, JUSTICE, TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, RIGHT TO THE TRUTH, SECURITY SECTOR REFORM, TRUTH COMMISSIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSIONS, REPARATIONS, LEGAL REMEDIES, LEGAL AID
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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01.07.00  -  General And National Law
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