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Whose Justice? Rethinking Transitional Justice from the Bottom Up

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Lundy, Patricia and McGovern, M (2008) Whose Justice? Rethinking Transitional Justice from the Bottom Up. Journal of Law and Society, 35 (2). pp. 265-292. [Journal article]



This article argues that transitional justice needs to adopt a participatory approach to achieve longer-term sustainability, shifting away from the top-down 'one-size-fits-all' approach to allow 'voices from below' to be heard and heeded. It critiques dominant interpretations of key transitional justice concepts, and links them to the difficulties of post-conflict transitional justice in a range of violently divided societies.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:2456
Deposited By:Professor Patricia Lundy
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 10:00
Last Modified:16 Mar 2012 10:54

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