This entry aims to present the core of the notion of transitional justice, which is a transdisciplinary idea that cannot be reduced to the contours of jurisprudence. As such, it is a concept originating from the relationship between academic investigations and the engagement of researchers in state policies. Exploring these links, the entry encompasses a historical background, an attempt to shape the concept of transitional justice, some of the critical approaches to the theme based on the universal claims of the concept and new developments in the field related to the crises of democracy. Finally, the conclusion will detail the importance of making effective transitional justice taking into consideration not only the criticism the concept must address but also the current challenges posed by a growing wave of authoritarianism around the globe.
Paige Arthur (2009) tries to recover the definition of an autonomous field of transitional justice when she...
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