What do we mean by Transitional Justice (TJ)? Transitional justice refers to the ways countries emerging from periods of conflict and repression address large-scale or systematic human rights violations so numerous and so serious that the normal justice system will not be able to provide an adequate response.
In other words, “Transitional justice is rooted in accountability and redress for victims. It recognizes their dignity as citizens and as human beings.”
Transitional justice is also a society’s response to a legacy of large scale past human rights violations that seeks to ensure accountability, provide recognition for victims, and achieve reconciliation.
Transitional Justice in the Context of Somalia