When Angola's 27-year civil war ended in 2002, its government declared a general amnesty for all perpetrators. Recently, however, the country entered into delayed transitional justice (TJ), aimed at memorialization, truth-seeking, and reconciliation. Very little is known about factors that contribute to the success or failure of such processes that are vital for enduring peace. This study critically analyses risk and promotive factors for the Angolan case and measures the popular perception of the TJ process. Results will not only enrich literature, but also aid other countries confronted with the question of how to address past atrocities in post-conflict situations.
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