Global Justice

During the post-cold war era, transitional justice mechanisms have emerged as one of the favored means of peacebuilding in societies emerging from periods of genocide, mass violence, and prolonged conflict. These initiatives include truth commissions (for example, in Argentina, Guatemala, and South Africa), ad hoc tribunals (the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia), and hybrid tribunals (for example, in Cambodia, East Timor, Sierra Leone).

One of the key claims made about such transitional justice mechanisms is that they contribute to prevention through deterrence, promoting the rule of law, truth-seeking, and related didactic benefits, including education. During the Fall of 2013, CGHR’s Unesco Chair in Genocide Prevention will focus on these and other issues as it explores the relationship between genocide prevention and global justice.

Global Justice Resource Webpage