Book edited by 2013 DPDF Critical Approaches to Human Rights Research Director Chandra Lekha Sriram, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Johanna Herman, and Olga Martin-Ortega:

This book seeks to refine our understanding of transitional justice and
peacebuilding, and long-term security and reintegration challenges after violent
As recent events following political change during the so-called “Arab Spring”
demonstrate, demands for accountability often follow or attend conflict and political
transition. While traditionally much literature and many practitioners highlighted
tensions between peacebuilding and justice, recent research and practice
demonstrate a turn away from the supposed “peace vs justice” dilemma.
This volume examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and
transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victimcentered
approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament,
demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants. While recent volumes
have sought to address either DDR or victim-centered approaches to justice,
none has sought to make connections between the two, much less to place them
in the larger context of the increasing linkages between transitional justice and
This book will be of great interest to students of transitional justice,
peacebuilding, human rights, war and conflict studies, security studies, and IR.

Publication Details

Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground: Victims and Ex-Combatants
Sriram, Chandra Lekha, Sriram, Chandra Lekha
Publish Date
Sriram, Chandra Lekha, Sriram, Chandra Lekha, Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground: Victims and Ex-Combatants (Routledge, 2013).