Does Feminism Need a Theory of Transitional Justice? An Introductory Essay

Christine Bell, Catherine O'Rourke

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Abstract

This essay surveys feminist scholarship and praxis on transitional justice, examining itsongoing contribution to the conceptualization and design of transitional justice mechanisms. We examine some of the gender implications of a specifically ‘transitional’ theory ofjustice. The essay concludes by proposing that feminist theory should focus on how transitional justice debates help or hinder broader projects of securing material gains for women through transition, rather than trying to fit a feminist notion of justice within transitional justice frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-44
JournalInternational Journal of Transitional Justice
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Transitional Justice
  • International Law
  • Gender
  • Feminism

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