New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

February 05, 2020


She admits it feels weird to consider the well-worn term – “game-changer.”

But what Political Science professor Joanna Quinn and her colleagues have assembled in their latest book may be exactly that when it comes to how the world approaches transitional justice.

“We keep creating, establishing, putting into action all kinds of mechanisms of transitional justice – and they fail,” said the Director of Western’s Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. “People like me have been studying why they fail for years. We make minor corrections here; we make minor corrections there. But we’ve never really thought to do it differently.

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