Not long ago, ordinary people’s thoughts about transitional justice were left ignored. More recently, however, there has been a move among students and practitioners of transitional justice toward greater emphasis on victims’ needs and preferences, as well as a greater involvement of civil society. This brief provides an update about the implementation of transitional justice in Guatemala and some general reflections about accountability in a post-conflict society. It also extends the evidence to Nepal and Northern Ireland to show that, overall, punitive transitional justice enjoys widespread support.
Dyrstad, Karin; Helga Malmin Binningsbø; Thandeka Brigham & Kristin M. Bakke (2018) Transitional Justice: What Do the People Want? Views from the ground in Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland, Conflict Trends, 11. Oslo: PRIO.