Behind Bars and Bargains: New Findings on Transitional Justice in Emerging Democracies

  title={Behind Bars and Bargains: New Findings on Transitional Justice in Emerging Democracies},
  author={Geoff Dancy and Bridget Marchesi and Tricia Olsen and Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter and Kathryn Sikkink},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
The global transitional justice tool kit—involving the use of criminal prosecutions, amnesties, and other mechanisms to address past human rights abuse—has become a primary means for thwarting future human rights violations and consolidating democracy. Nevertheless, evidence on the consequences of transitional justice remains mixed and amenable to contradictory interpretations. Existing studies fail to adequately address issues of selection, the difference between shortand long-term effects of… 

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