Nicole L. Immler & Niké Wentholt

This project broadens the classic Transitional Justice focus on mass human rights violations towards social, economic and ecological violence. Building upon the findings of the four case studies this project examines the full array of recognition and reparation procedures currently taking place in civil courts. It also includes ‘alternative routes’ (non-legal and hybrid mechanisms) into the analysis. To account for this breadth, the findings of the individual projects will be synthesized in two ways: First (1), a socio-legal analysis, resulting into a report and a toolkit, will explore how people seek and define justice and recognition in legal contexts. Second (2), a dialogical analysis, resulting in a monograph, will integrate the understudied social dimensions of recognition and reparation. Both will show the potential of recognition and reparation procedures to create transformative justice.