This paper uses a rigorous bibliographic search methodology in an attempt to pull together the extant evidence base on transitional justice and, in turn, to highlight some important findings and gaps. It is hoped that such an exercise will tell us something about how the ‘enduser’ understands, experiences and interacts with transitional justice processes that are promoted by the international community. The paper begins with a discussion around key concepts: transitional justice; end-user; and local. It outlines the central research question and approach and provides an in-depth guide to the methodology used. A critical examination of the ‘genealogy’ of transitional justice and a brief overview of key normative debates is followed by an analysis of the existing evidence on end-users and transitional justice. The paper concludes with a summary of evidence findings and research gaps.
MacDonald, A. Local Understandings and Experiences of Transitional Justice: a review of the evidence. Justice and Security Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK (2013) 98 pp. [JSRP Paper 6]
Local Understandings and Experiences of Transitional Justice: a review of the evidence