Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement

Transitional Justice and Displacement: Challenges and Recommendations

THE REPORT

This report provides an overview of the relationship between transitional justice and displacement and offers specific guidance to policymakers and practitioners in the numerous fields that share a concern with displacement, including transitional justice, humanitarianism, peacebuilding and development. The report suggests that displaced persons often have a critical stake in transitional justice processes, which have the potential to contribute positively to efforts to uphold their rights and well-being. It argues that when displacement is linked to large-scale human rights violations, the concerns of refugees and internally displaced persons should be incorporated in appropriate ways into transitional justice efforts. At the same time, responses to the problem of displacement should integrate transitional justice measures.