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Part VII Accountability/Liability for Violations of the Law in Armed Conflict, Ch.32 Transitional Justice

Nicolas Michel, Katherine Del Mar

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

Edited By: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, Tom Haeck (Assistant Editor), Alice Priddy (Assistant Editor)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2023

International crimes — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Transitional justice
‘Transitional justice’ has been defined as ‘a response to systematic or widespread violations of human rights […] [it] is not a special form of justice but justice adapted to societies transforming themselves after a period of pervasive human rights abuse’.1 The term encompasses a number of different judicial and non-judicial mechanisms designed to assist the affected population in addressing large-scale violations of human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL), and in ‘transitioning’ towards national reconciliation, and in some cases, in the...
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