Transitional justice is an ever growing field and greatly intersects with conflict science and peace studies. With the horrific crimes committed during World War II and the latter half of the 20th century societies now more than ever before are devising processes, mechanisms, and policies to move past gross human rights violations or communal violence. However, these mechanisms much like anything else are not perfect and come with a variety of dilemmas. In particular two main dilemmas plague transitional justice which this paper aims to deal with: Getting to Truth and Reality versus Expectation. Within the context of a theoretical analysis methodology, this paper explores these two by dilemmas explicating and analyzing them while looking at definitions of transitional justice, its processes, their pros and cons, its history, as well as how they impact transitioning societies
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Bell, J. (2015). Understanding Transitional Justice and its Two Major Dilemmas. Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science, 1(2), 115-. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/jics/vol1/iss2/2
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