Transitional Justice Norms: the UN, Indonesia and the Netherlands

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This chapter introduces the background to the narratives about memories of the three violent conflicts that I analyse in the following chapters. I situate the three conflicts and the memory struggles in time, place and space by providing the political and legal contexts to relevant events between 1942 and 2015. Transitional justice aims to give voice to victims and is concerned with redress for past wrongdoings. Successive Indonesian and Dutch governments have contested global transitional justice norms, or have been reluctant to introduce relevant measures to address historical injustices related to the violent conflicts. Resistance to these denials of moral and political responsibility has been recurrent over the years and intensified in both Indonesia and the Netherlands during commemorations of the conflicts in 2015.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender, resistance and transnational memories of violent conflicts
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-41095-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41094-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMemory Politics and Transitional Justice
ISSN (Print)2731-3840
ISSN (Electronic)2731-3859

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Political Science (506)


  • Indonesia
  • Norms
  • the Netherlands
  • Transitional justice
  • UN


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