Columbia Journal of Gender & Law
At the heart of transitional justice discourse is an ongoing conversation about accountability for human rights violations that occur in a context of regime repression or violent conflict. That accountability dialogue has generally been preoccupied with attempts to define the forms of political violence that should be addressed by various formal and informal mechanisms, such as trials and other truth-seeking processes. This Article will examine the multiple ways in which transitional justice processes have conceptualized political violence, and how that maps onto a gendered understanding of violence experiences and accountability mechanisms in a transitional context.
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Political Violence and Gender in Times of Transition, 15 Colum. J. Gender & L. 829 (2006), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/89.