Mechanisms of Transitional Justice

  • Angela D. Nichols
Part of the Human Rights Interventions book series (HURIIN)


This chapter reviews extant transitional justice literature, explains the various transitional justice mechanisms adopted since the Nuremburg and Tokyo Trials were carried out following WWII, and discusses how these institutions have evolved in the recent past. The tension between idealistic expectations and political realities in transitioning states is highlighted. Important mechanisms of transitional justice are discussed throughout this chapter.


Transitional justice Trials Truth commissions Nuremburg Trials Tokyo Trials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela D. Nichols
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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