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After Things Fall Apart

Ni Aolain, Fionnuala (2017) After Things Fall Apart. Human Rights & International Legal Discourse . [Journal article]

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This article addresses the expansions, constrictions and pressures being faced by the transitional justice field. I affirm the important hybridity and interdisciplinary dimensions of transitional justice, but also underscore the extent to which the field remains firmly rooted in and attached to legal practice. I fix my analysis on three particular tensions in transitional justice. First, defining the sites of transitional justice, worries about the breadth of the field and anxieties that transitional justice practice is being over-expanded and thereby robbed of its core content and moral claims. Second, growing awareness of fragmentation of the field of transitional justice – illustrated by a plethora of ‘soft law’ norms emerging from a range of international and regional actors, and the implications for accountability and legal traction. Finally, ongoing calls for holistic approaches to address transitional societies and the weaknesses of insufficient or incomplete transitional justice for conflict and repression in emergent societies.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Transitional Justice
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:37165
Deposited By: Miss Maria Prince
Deposited On:28 Mar 2017 07:26
Last Modified:14 Mar 2018 23:23

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