Transnational Justice


Trent, Carol L. 2019. "Transnational Justice." In The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, edited by Frances P. Bernat and Kelly Frailing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Author: Carol L. Trent


Transnational justice is the judicial and nonjudicial response used by societies to address widespread human rights violations, mass atrocities, or other forms of collective trauma. In nations transitioning from autocratic regimes, those emerging from periods of civil conflict and war, and those coming to terms with large‐scale violations of international law, these processes help societies reestablish the rule of law, hold perpetrators accountable and bring justice to victims, and heal communities through reconciliation. Addressing gender justice is a key facet of the transnational justice, since women and girls are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses, including sexual and gender‐based violence (SGBV).

Keywords: human rights, international law, transitional justice, transnational justice, war crimes

Topics: Gender, Women, Girls, Gender-Based Violence, International Law, Justice, Transitional Justice, Rights, Human Rights, Sexual Violence

Year: 2019

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