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Does Feminism Need a Theory of Transitional Justice? An Introductory Essay

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Bell, Christine and O'Rourke, Catherine (2007) Does Feminism Need a Theory of Transitional Justice? An Introductory Essay. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 1 . pp. 23-44. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1093/ijtj/ijm002


This essay surveys feminist scholarship and praxis on transitional justice, examining itsongoing contribution to the conceptualization and design of transitional justice mechanisms. We examine some of the gender implications of a specifically ‘transitional’ theory ofjustice. The essay concludes by proposing that feminist theory should focus on how transitional justice debates help or hinder broader projects of securing material gains for women through transition, rather than trying to fit a feminist notion of justice within transitional justice frameworks.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Transitional Justice, International Law, Gender, Feminism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:14619
Deposited By:Mrs Lisa Thompson
Deposited On:27 Jul 2010 11:27
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:50

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