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New Report on Transitional Justice

The Reports section of this website features a new entry on transitional justice provisions in constitutional texts (see the Special Issue Domains tab). Surprisingly, very few constitutions actually mention transitional justice in any detail. A small number provide for Commissions for Truth and Reconciliation (e.g. Burundi, Congo, Nepal) while others focus on potential criminal or civil liability for members of the previous regime. Some constitutions set up sepcial courts (such as the gacaca in Rwanda) or civil compensation tribunals (Malawi). More detail, including provisions from constitutional texts, is available in the report.


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