Transformative justice critically engages with mainstream transitional justice, and can be defined, as:

  • Emphasizing local agency and resources
  • Prioritizing process and pluralism rather than singular paradigms and preconceived outcomes
  • Addressing a violent past, but in a way that acknowledges continuities between past and present and that creating a better future is an open-ended, ongoing project
  • Challenging unequal and intersecting power relationships and structures of exclusion through strategic action spanning local, national (the state), and global levels

Professor Paul Gready (CAHR and the Department of Politics and International Relations) has led several funded projects on transformative justice, notably in Tunisia. 

Our projects

Transformative Justice Network

We have helped spearhead an international research network on 'transformative justice' which examines how to transform the structural inequalities that are among the causes and consequences of violence and conflict.

Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission

This is a partnership with the Women’s Commission of the Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunisia, to research sexual violence in detention and draft recommendations for transformative reparations.