Transitional Justice: From Retribution to Reconciliation

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for POLITICS 702.


Explores the politics of transitional justice in post-war, post-conflict, and post-colonial states. Students examine political responses to atrocity in the context of conflicting demands that include the rule of law, peace, retribution, and human rights. Specific topics include trials, truth commissions and hybrid courts, the use of amnesty and the practice of apology, democratisation, development and reconciliation.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for POLITICS 702.

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Availability 2023

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Stephen Winter


POLITICS 702: 15 points