Transitional Justice Data Base Project

The data base is now available publicly here!!

The Transitional Justice Data Base Project began at the University of Wisconsin in 2005, and is run by three political scientists: Leigh A. Payne, Tricia D. Olsen, and Andrew G. Reiter.  The team has created a global data base of over 1,000 mechanisms (trials, truth commissions, amnesties, reparations, and lustration policies) used from 1970-2007, which has already generated significant findings.   Information about the project is found on this website, and if you have any questions or comments about the project, or wish to learn more about our work, please contact Andrew Reiter at