Justice on Hold. Accountability and social reconstruction in Iraq

This article takes a critical look at the accountability measures implemented by the United States in Iraq. What is needed is a secure environment and a legitimate authority to implement a comprehensive transitional justice strategy that reflects the needs and priorities of a wide range of Iraqis. Such a strategy should contain several measures, including prosecutions, reparations, a balanced approach to vetting, truth-seeking mechanisms, and institutional reform.

About the authors

Eric Stover
Faculty Director

Eric Stover is the Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Miranda Sissons
Deputy Director

Miranda Sissons is Deputy Director, Middle East, for the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).

Phuong Pham

Phuong Pham is a Research Associate Professor at the Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley.

Patrick Vinck
Project Director

Patrick Vinck is Project Director of the Berkeley-Tulane Initiative on Vulnerable Populations.