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Introduction

  • Ray Nickson
  • Alice Neikirk
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

Abstract

Transitional justice suffers from an expectation dilemma. High expectations are held for justice after conflict, but these expectations are rarely met. This is not simply because expectations are too high. Rather, institutions responding to crimes committed during conflict are frequently established without consideration to the expectations that stakeholders have for justice. While expectations often reflect deep needs such as healing, recovery, and acknowledgment, official institutions that provide for a single form of justice may be ill-suited to address those needs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fresno Pacific UniversityFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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