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dc.contributor.authorNawar, Alexander Shereefen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T17:51:17Z
dc.date.available2016-03-17T17:51:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/15228
dc.description.abstractRecent debates on transitional justice have concerned whether the field responds to the needs of victims who have suffered serious crimes. At the global level, the International Criminal Court (ICC) serves as the most visible institution of transitional justice and is most famous for its prosecutions of war criminals. Critics of the Court question its relevance to victims and allege that it embodies a Western form of justice, prioritizing retribution over restoration of victims' lives and societies. Often overlooked, however, is the Court's sister organization, the Trust Fund For Victims (TFV). Also established by the Rome Statute, the TFV is mandated to deliver court-ordered reparations to victims as well as to provide assistance to those affected by crimes under ICC jurisdiction. This assistance mandate creates a novel opportunity to reach a wide scope of affected individuals and to bring international justice directly to those who need it most. This thesis reviews research on transitional justice and employs the Trust Fund as a case study of localizing transitional justice through reparative assistance. This study concludes that the reparative assistance, when designed to respond to victims' needs, has material and symbolic significance to victims that meet the goals of transitional justice.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectPolitical scienceen_US
dc.subjectNorthern Ugandaen_US
dc.subjectInternational criminal courten_US
dc.subjectRestorative justiceen_US
dc.subjectTransitional justiceen_US
dc.subjectTrust Fund for Victimsen_US
dc.titleTransitional justice in Northern Uganda: the case of the Trust Fund for Victimsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2016-03-12T07:10:14Z
etd.degree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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