The Post-Conflict Justice (PCJ) Dataset provides an overview of if, where, and how post-conflict countries address the wrongdoings committed in association with previous armed conflict. Featuring justice and accountability processes, our dataset focuses solely on possible options to address wrongdoings that are implemented following and relating to a given armed conflict. These data allow scholars to address hypotheses regarding justice following war and the effect that these institutions have on transitions to peace.
Our dataset includes all extrasystemic, internationalized internal, and internal armed conflicts from 1946 to 2006, with at least 25 annual battle-related deaths as coded by the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset. The post-conflict justice (PCJ) efforts included are: trials, truth commissions, reparations, amnesties, purges, and exiles. By building upon the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset, scholars interested in PCJ can include variables regarding the nature of the conflict itself to test how PCJ arrangements work in different environments in order to better address the relationships between justice, truth, and peace in the post-conflict period.
In addition to recording the presence and absence of each process, we collect information on individual PCJ processes such as the target, sender, and scope of each process. See the codebook below for additional information.
An introduction to the data can be found here: Helga Malmin Binningsbo, Cyanne E. Loyle, Jon Elster and Scott Gates. 2012. “Armed Conflict and Post-Conflict Justice, 1946-2006: A Dataset”. Journal of Peace Research 49(5).