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Armed conflict and post-conflict justice, 1946–2006

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  • Helga Malmin Binningsbø

    () (Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO)

  • Cyanne E Loyle

    (Department of Political Science and International Studies Program, West Virginia University)

  • Scott Gates

    (Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO & Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

  • Jon Elster

    (Columbia University, Collège de France & Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO)

Abstract

This article introduces a new dataset on post-conflict justice (PCJ) that provides an overview of if, where, and how post-conflict countries address the wrongdoings committed in association with previous armed conflict. Motivated by the literature on post-conflict peacebuilding, we study justice processes during post-conflict transitions. We examine: which countries choose to implement PCJ; where PCJ is implemented; and which measures are taken in post-conflict societies to address past abuse. Featuring justice and accountability processes, our dataset focuses solely on possible options to address wrongdoings that are implemented following and relating to a given armed conflict. These data allow scholars to address hypotheses regarding justice following war and the effect that these institutions have on transitions to peace. This new dataset includes all extrasystemic, internationalized internal, and internal armed conflicts from 1946 to 2006, with at least 25 annual battle-related deaths as coded by the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset. The post-conflict justice (PCJ) efforts included are: trials, truth commissions, reparations, amnesties, purges, and exiles. By building upon the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset, scholars interested in PCJ can include variables regarding the nature of the conflict itself to test how PCJ arrangements work in different environments in order to better address the relationships between justice, truth, and peace in the post-conflict period.

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  • Helga Malmin Binningsbø & Cyanne E Loyle & Scott Gates & Jon Elster, 2012. "Armed conflict and post-conflict justice, 1946–2006," Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo, vol. 49(5), pages 731-740, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:joupea:v:49:y:2012:i:5:p:731-740
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    1. Daniel Druckman & Lynn Wagner, 2017. "Justice and Fairness in Negotiation," Group Decision and Negotiation, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 9-17, January.
    2. Lynn Wagner & Daniel Druckman, 2017. "Drivers of Durable Peace: The Role of Justice in Negotiating Civil War Termination," Group Decision and Negotiation, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 45-67, January.
    3. repec:eee:wdevel:v:99:y:2017:i:c:p:60-74 is not listed on IDEAS

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