Post-conflict Mental Health and the Role of Transitional Justice

2022Alvin Kuowei Tay, Zachary Steel

Despite the implementation of transitional justice programs - restorative and retributive - across post-conflict societies worldwide, there is a dearth of studies into their effects on mental health and psychosocial outcomes amongst victims of mass human rights violations. The present chapter describes and discusses the existing evidence with regards to mental health outcomes of different types of transitional justice approaches applied across contemporary post-conflict societies.

Key wordsmental health / peace processes / post conflict / transitional justice