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Abstract

The article observes the role of atrocity actors and mainly the victim, perpetrator, and bystander in the transitional Justice Processes in the country of Sierra Leone. The article examines such mechanisms as truth commissions, trials, and cultural practice. It seeks to identify if and how did the transitional justice mechanisms help the atrocity actors in the case of Sierra Leone. Nonetheless, before approaching the transitional justice processes in the presented case study, the research shortly defines the atrocity actors: victim, perpetrator, bystander. Moreover, the paper goes beyond simply observing the transitional Justice Processes in the chosen case studies. Therefore, in also analyses the population’s response and engagement with the presented mechanisms.

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