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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Transitional Justice

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“For the United Nations, transitional justice is the full range of processes and mechanisms associated with a society’s attempt to come to terms with a legacy of large-scale past abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice and achieve reconciliation. Transitional justice processes and mechanisms are a critical component of the United Nations framework for strengthening the rule of law.”

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General:
United Nations Approach to Transitional Justice (March 2010)


 UN Entities

UN Conferences & Events

Research & Documentation

Selected UN documents
  • S/2011/634 (12 October 2011): The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies : report of the Secretary-General:
    http://undocs.org/S/2011/634
  • A/HRC/18/23 (4 July 2011): Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights and transitional justice:
    http://undocs.org/A/HRC/18/23
  • A/HRC/12/18 (6 August 2009): Analytical study on human rights and transitional justice: 
    http://undocs.org/A/HRC/12/18   
  • A/HRC/12/18/Add.1 (21 August 2009): Analytical study on human rights and transitional justice – Addendum: Inventory of human rights and transitional justice aspects of recent peace agreements:
    http://undocs.org/A/HRC/12/18/Add.1   
  • E/CN.4/2006/93 (7 February 2006): Study by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on human rights and transitional justice activities undertaken by the human rights components of the United Nations system:
    http://undocs.org/E/CN.4/2006/93  
  • S/2004/616 (23 August 2004): Report of the Secretary-General: The rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies:
    http://undocs.org/S/2004/616

Selected Publications available online

Further Information
February 2014
not an official document - for information only
http://www.unric.org/en/unric-library/29033