Transitional Justice and 'Transitional Journalism': Understanding the Role of Journalists as Non-State Actors in the Delivery of Historical Justice - Case Study on Kosovo
The (re)establishment of a historical record after the collapse of an authoritarian regime or the cessation of an armed conflict takes on a special significance, and is an essential component of delivering ‘transitional justice’ – for example through state-sponsored initiatives such as ‘truth commissions’. Transitional justice scholarship has started to recognise that non-state actors play a complementary role. The aim of this project is to improve understanding of international support for historical accounting in transitional contexts. Kosovo is chosen as a case study due to the UK’s involvement in the events leading to Kosovo's declaration of independence in 2008, and because it has both post-authoritarian and post-conflict dimensions.