Prospects for the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Ukraine


  • Oleksandra CHUBINIDZE Chair of International Law - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – Kyiv, Ukraine



Transitional Justice, Human Rights Violations, Implementation, Judicial and Extrajudicial Mechanisms


The study examines the features of transitional justice. The author gives definitions and goals of this concept. As it was noted by the scientists Ovcharenko and Shcherbaniuk, transitional justice includes judicial and extrajudicial mechanisms, such as prosecution, compensation, truth commissions, institutional transformations, and a combination of the above. For the first time, the content, main elements, and mechanisms of transitional justice are described in detail, which is considered in the context of the simultaneous transformation of Ukrainian society from an authoritarian past to a democratic present and from military conflict to post-conflict. Referring to Arkadiy Bushchenko (2017) transitional justice, as a model of society's transition from authoritarian to democratic, and from armed conflict to post-conflict, is currently the most modern approach to solving the problems that Ukraine has been dealing with since the end of 2013. Therefore, given this understanding, there is a prospect of developing a national legal model for the implementation of the basic principles of transitional justice. With the ultimate goal of the process of reconciliation in society, the concept of transitional justice involves the simultaneous operation of the state in four areas: effective criminal prosecutions, reparations, institutional reforms, and official statement of historical truth.


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Chubinidze, Oleksandra (2021). "Prospects for the Implementation of Transitional Justice in Ukraine" Journal of Social Sciences: Transformations & Transitions (JOSSTT) 1(02):07. DOI: 



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