Developing societies emerging from conflict and authoritarianism are frequently beset by poverty, inequality, weak institutions and insecurity. The same countries are also often the scene of massive human rights violations, which leave in their wake victims who are marginalized – people who have strong claims to justice. Yet those who work to address the interconnected concerns of development and justice do not always work together to provide coherent responses to the needs of transitional societies.
Transitional Justice and Development: Making Connections examines the relationship between two fields that, academically and in practice, have proceeded largely isolated from one another. The book is the result of an ICTJ research project that brought together a diverse group of experts and practitioners to improve the dialogue between transitional justice and development and to explore ways of maximizing the synergies between the two fields. It is accompanied by a series of Research Briefs highlighting the most important findings of each of the book’s chapters.