Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement: Introduction

Continuing the collaboration between the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) on the links between forced migration and transitional justice, Brookings Fellow Megan Bradley and ICTJ Senior Associate Roger Duthie recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies on “Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement.”

This special issue brings together leading and emerging researchers in the fields of forced migration and transitional justice. The special edition examines issues including the relationship between reparations and the resolution of displacement; the role of diaspora groups in transitional justice and reconciliation processes; the links between displacement, transitional justice and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration efforts; the repair of everyday social relationships in communities emerging from mass displacement and war; and legal empowerment of the displaced.

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Journal of Refugee Studies

Special Issue: Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement

June 2014

Introduction: Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement

Megan Bradley

Roger Duthie

Durable Solutions as Reparation for the Unjust Harms of Displacement: Who Owes What to Refugees?

James Souter

Social Policy or Reparative Justice? Challenges for Reparations in Contexts of Massive Displacement and Related Serious Human Rights Violations

Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia


Transnational Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: The Participation of Conflict-generated Diaspora in Addressing the Legacies of Mass Violence

Huma Haider

Bringing Them All Back Home: The Challenges of DDR and Transitional Justice in Contexts of Displacement in Rwanda and Uganda

Phil Clark


A Dignified Approach: Legal Empowerment and Justice for Human Rights Violations in Protracted Refugee Situations

Anne Lise Purkey

Motherhood and Social Repair after War and Displacement in Northern Uganda

Erin Baines

Lara Rosenoff Gauvin