The sudden collapse of the Tunisian regime in 2011 stimulated protests from Egypt to Yemen. Some of these movements managed to topple regimes, while others lead to renewed social contracts. Transitional justice is one of the key elements to ensure a sound evolution towards democratic rule and the maintenance of social cohesion. It is an approach to achieve accountability by recognizing the rights of victims and strengthening the rule of law.
Parliaments play a vital role in the reconciliation process as they serve as national debating chambers and platforms for information exchange. This AGORA Arab Digest explores how the Arab States parliaments have moved on this subject in the wake of the Arab Spring.