Professor Colleen Murphy, an expert in transitional justice, recently spoke to 3:AM Magazine about the subject. She discussed what led her to pursue a career as a philosopher, why transitional justice is not reducible to retributive or distributive justice, and why transitional justice needs philosophy.
"In my view, there can be modes of accountability for perpetrators of wrongdoing that are not punishment but which do contribute to societal transformation and do treat perpetrators appropriately. Which mode of accountability is defensible in a given context may be influenced by what victims want vis-à-vis perpetrators, but it is not the case that victims always want punishment," she said.
Read the full interview at 3ammagazine.com.