Human rights issues remain commonplace throughout the world, but the transition from authoritarian to democratic regimes often exposes these abuses. Once a new democracy is established, the entire country is forced to reckon with abuses from the past. The different routes that countries take in these instances represent the growing field of transitional justice. Transitional justice means different things to different people, but many would agree that one of its goals is that countries should make attempts to deter similar historical abuses from reoccurring in the future. This paper uses the Philippines as a case study to look at the way transitional justice was manifest after the fall of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. It will examine the method used and its level of success.
"Justice in the Philippines: A Checkered Past with Implications for the Future,"
Pepperdine Policy Review: Vol. 11, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/ppr/vol11/iss1/7