Transitional Justice as Ordinary Justice

@article{Posner2004TransitionalJA,
  title={Transitional Justice as Ordinary Justice},
  author={Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule},
  journal={Harvard Law Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={117},
  pages={762}
}
Theorists of transitional justice study the transition measures used, or eschewed, by new democracies that succeed communist or authoritarian regimes - measures including trials, purges, lustration, reparations, and truth commissions. The theorists tend to oppose transitional measures, portraying them as illiberal and as a distraction from the task of consolidating new democracies. In this Article we argue against that view. The critics of transitional justice have gone wrong by overlooking… 

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