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Transitional Justice Fact Sheet: Countries

Many Asian countries have faced a history of mass human rights violations, paired with weak mechanisms for judicial accountability. In response, both judicial and non-judicial mechanisms have been established in several countries during periods of transition. These mechanisms are part of transitional justice, an approach to systematic or massive violations of human rights that both provides redress to victims and creates or enhances opportunities for the transformation of the political systems, conflict and other conditions that may have been at the root of the abuses.

Learn about the socio-historical contexts and transitional justice efforts in Asia—including future challenges and lessons learned to strengthen peace and promote accountability in Asia at large.