PREVENTION AND GUARANTEES OF NO RECURRENCE: THE ROLE OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE.
Transitional justice challenges the causes and addresses the consequences of massive human rights violations by affirming the dignity of victims, fighting impunity for those responsible, promoting responsive institutions, and fostering social, political, institutional, and legal reforms to rebuild social trust and social cohesion. It is aimed at breaking cycles of abuse and laying the foundations for peace, justice, and inclusion. Given both the propensity for massive human rights violations to be committed during violent conflict, and the frequency with which violent conflicts recur, it is crucial for practitioners and policymakers to better understand the role that transitional justice can play in preventing such recurrence. more information