Rami Khouri on “transitional justice” mechanisms

Transitional Justice for Arab Societies
Agence Global
August 29, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: “Transitional justice” mechanisms

“BEIRUT — The Arab uprisings and revolutions underway across our region have always been about three related dimensions of the past, present and future: to remove the regimes that now rule, to hold accountable the many people who acted in a criminal manner in the past, and to create more humane and accountable political and economic systems for the future. The uprisings are dealing satisfactorily with the present and the future challenges, but progress is less impressive in addressing the crimes and human rights abuses of the past.”

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