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.

Eric Stover
Miranda Sissons
Phuong Pham
Patrick Vinck
Publication date: 
March 31, 2008
Publication type: 
Journal Article