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date: 17 October 2019

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Reading transitional justice through IPT requires investigating if and how its notion of justice is embedded in particular normative frameworks, as well as how it relates global and local understandings of justice. The chapter thus analyses what ideas of justice underlie the concept of transitional justice and its application in societies of transition. One central contention is that its normative foundations are the result of historical developments as well as cultural preferences, and reflect a series of beliefs which are sometimes in conflict. Moreover, the chapter situates transitional justice between the local and the global by connecting normative assumptions which derive from a concrete locality with concepts at a global scale, and vice versa. This is in line with the concerns of IPT (moving the discussion of justice from the national to the global), but it also questions the meaning of the scales national (local)/global in and of themselves.

Keywords: transitional justice, retributive justice, liberalism, legalism, restorative justice, traditional justice, customary law, global, local

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