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The Color of Justice: Transitional Justice and the Legacy of Slavery and Racism in the United States

by Anna Myriam Roccatello; Virginie Ladisch

Apr 26, 2021

This briefing paper examines how transitional justice approaches can guide the discussion around dismantling systemic racism in the United States to focus on root causes of violence and racial injustice. Drawing from relevant experiences internationally and within the United States, it provides ideas for what steps can be taken to advance acknowledgment, redress harms linked to the legacy of slavery, reform institutions, and prevent future recurrences.