Transitional Justice in the US: Insights and Challenges

Dr. Cheryl Lawther welcomes Dr. Brianne Mc Gonigle Leyh from Utrecht University to discuss her research on transitional justice in the United States.

The conversation explores how transitional justice, typically associated with countries emerging from conflict or authoritarian regimes, applies to the US. Leyh’s work highlights historical and contemporary examples of transitional justice measures at federal, state, and local levels.

Key topics include the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, local truth commissions, reparations, the role of social movements, and the potential for a national approach to address historical injustices and promote social justice.