S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소) Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (통일평화연구원) Asian Journal of Peacebuilding Asian Journal of Peacebuilding vol.07 no.01/02 (2019)
Transitions without Transitional Justice in Asia
- Kim, Sung Chull
- Issue Date
- Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.7 No.2, pp. 287-310
- context of violence; longevity of regime; transitional justice; democratic transition; state construction; regime building
- This article addresses the underexplored question of why some state violence cases in Asia are not followed by transitional justice even during a democratic transition.
It explicates the two factors that obstruct or delay seeking truth and accountability and thus bring impunity for perpetrators. One is the context in which the violence took place, and the other is longevity of the violent regime. If the violence occurs during a period of conflation of state construction and regime building, and if the perpetrators power persists long enough to be institutionalized, transitional justice is least likely to take place. Five cases of violence violence which were committed by anticommunist regimes during the Cold War in four Asian countries are explored.
- 2288-2693 (print)