Researching transitional justice

Researching transitional justice

By Paul Gready In January 2015 I spent a week in Tunisia with a group of colleagues and local partners, launching one project (the Transitional Justice Barometer) and training researchers for another (Transformative Justice in Tunisia). This blog is a reflection on the early stages of two transitional justice research projects, and covers three themes: … [Keep reading…]

Transformative Justice: A research bulletin – February 2015

Transformative Justice: A research bulletin - February 2015

Introduction The Arab world was shaken in 2011 by a series of popular movements, collectively known as the ‘Arab spring(s)’, which have challenged long established authoritarian regimes. What will be the medium and long term impacts of these uprisings? Who is driving (and contesting) change, and what kind of change is being sought? This study … [Keep reading…]

‘Epistemologies of the South’ and Transformation

‘Epistemologies of the South’ and Transformation

By Eric Hoddy I’d been waiting for this book to appear for a while, having been intrigued by some of Boaventura de Sousa Santos’ earlier work such as Toward a New Legal Common Sense and his collection, Law and Globalization from Below (co-edited with César Rodriguez-Garavito). Epistemologies of the South: Justice Against Epistemicide, which was … [Keep reading…]

Tunisia: The legal definition of collective victimhood and transformative reparations

Tunisia: The legal definition of collective victimhood and transformative reparations

One of the greatest challenges for transformative change in times of political transition is the addressing not only of histories of acts of violence, but also those of structural violence, where power relations are manifest through the systematic and collective violation of social and economic rights. In many contexts, we see marginalised populations being systematically … [Keep reading…]

Briefing Note: From Transitional to Transformative Justice: A new agenda for practice

Briefing Note: From Transitional to Transformative Justice: A new agenda for practice

By Paul Gready and Simon Robins This briefing note represents a summary of the emerging Transformative Justice agenda.  The note is a brief summary of the critique of transitional justice from which the agenda emerges, and an exploration of a range of tools that can create a new, more transformative, practice. Transformative justice is understood … [Keep reading…]

Transformation without transition in Egypt?

Transformation without transition in Egypt?

By Paul Gready This research project was motivated by a frustration that mainstream transitional justice fails to produce transformation in structures of exclusion and discrimination – in short, by transitions without transformation. As such, it is something of an irony that in one of our case study countries, Egypt, we are now faced with having … [Keep reading…]