Title

Twenty years of transitional justice in the Czech lands

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Europe-Asia Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Volume

64

Issue

4

First Page

761

Last Page

784

Abstract

Nascent democracies usually adopt measures of transitional justice to deal with the legacies of undemocratic regimes. This article examines one of the most comprehensive programmes of transitional justice which has been implemented in the Czech Republic since 1990. Based on a survey conducted in 2010, 10 policies are assessed by means of descriptive statistics, and by examining their effect on the perception of justice, truth and reconciliation. Property restitution is viewed as the most successful policy for dealing with the past; it contributes to the positive perception of both justice and truth but it undermines the perception of reconciliation.

DOI

10.1080/09668136.2012.669940

Print ISSN

09668136

E-ISSN

14653427

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Copyright © 2012 University of Glasgow

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David, R. (2012). Twenty years of transitional justice in the Czech lands. Europe-Asia Studies, 64(4), 761-784. doi: 10.1080/09668136.2012.669940