Transitional Justice in the Middle East

Transitional Justice in the Middle East

This multi-disciplinary project examines unfolding experiences of transitional justice across the Middle East in the post-uprising era. Transitional justice has received significant scholarly attention in many other parts of the world, focusing on authoritarian regimes moving toward democracy. While there has been limited academic exploration of transitional justice in relation to the Middle East, recent events in the region have reinvigorated interest in the topic. CIRS launched a multi-disciplinary research initiative on “Transitional Justice in the Middle East.” This project examines unfolding experiences of transitional justice across the Middle East in the post-uprising era.

Background and Scope of the Project

Background and Scope of the Project

The protests that swept across parts of the Middle East beginning in December 2010 have had a dramatic impact on the political and social landscape of the region. Rulers once…
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Book Publication

Chandra Lekha Sriram, ed., Transitional Justice in the Middle East (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2017).  Following the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, many had high hopes not only for…
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Summary Report

“Transitional Justice in the Middle East and North Africa,” CIRS Summary Report no. 16 (Doha, Qatar: Center for International and Regional Studies, 2017).Following the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings in the Middle East and North…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about the “Transitional Justice in the Middle East” Working Group Meeting I Click here to read about the “Transitional Justice in the Middle East” Working Group Meeting II…