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    Dancy, Geoff and Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Eric 2015. Timing, Sequencing, and Transitional Justice Impact: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Latin America. Human Rights Review, Vol. 16, Issue. 4, p. 321.

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Measuring the impact of punishment and forgiveness: a framework for evaluating transitional justice


Truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, reparations, public apologies and other mechanisms of transitional justice are the new mantras of the post-cold-war era. Their purpose is to foster reconciliation in societies that have experienced widespread human-rights violations and to promote reform and democracy, the ultimate aim being to defuse tension. But to what degree are these mechanisms, which are financially and politically supported by the international community and NGOs, truly effective? Very little, in fact, is known about their impact. By examining the underlying hypotheses and workings of transitional justice and proposing a series of indicators to evaluate its results, this article helps to fill the gap.

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International Review of the Red Cross
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