Pierre Hazan

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC


  • The nature of sanctions: the case of Morocco's Equity and Reconciliation Commission

    Using the case of Morocco’s Equity and Reconciliation Commission as an example, this article analyses how transitional justice is by definition the place where ethics and reasons of State, the will to see justice done and the balance of power meet. Therein lie both the strength and ambiguity of transitional justice.

  • Measuring the impact of punishment and forgiveness: a framework for evaluating transitional justice

    The mechanisms of transitional justice have gradually become a vector of globalization, seeking to stabilize, pacify and reassure entire populations. These mechanisms can play a crucial role in societies torn apart by the violence of conflict, but they must contribute effectively to the will of the local actors to take their destiny into their own hands by devising political and institutional safeguards to prevent a repeat of mass crimes.