Transitional Justice

How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes

Author: Neil J. Kritz

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781878379436

Category: Law

Page: 834

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Assembles a rich variety of legal, political, and philosophical perspectives on how societies can deal with the legacy of repression.
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Transitional Justice

Author: Ruti G. Teitel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988224X

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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At the century's end, societies all over the world are throwing off the yoke of authoritarian rule and beginning to build democracies. At any such time of radical change, the question arises: should a society punish its ancien regime or let bygones be bygones? Transitional Justice takes this question to a new level with an interdisciplinary approach that challenges the very terms of the contemporary debate. Ruti Teitel explores the recurring dilemma of how regimes should respond to evil rule, arguing against the prevailing view favoring punishment, yet contending that the law nevertheless plays a profound role in periods of radical change. Pursuing a comparative and historical approach, she presents a compelling analysis of constitutional, legislative, and administrative responses to injustice following political upheaval. She proposes a new normative conception of justice--one that is highly politicized--offering glimmerings of the rule of law that, in her view, have become symbols of liberal transition. Its challenge to the prevailing assumptions about transitional periods makes this timely and provocative book essential reading for policymakers and scholars of revolution and new democracies.
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Building Nations

Transitional Justice in the African Great Lakes Region

Author: Charles Villa-Vicencio,Paul Nantulya,Tyrone Savage

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 095850024X

Category: Burundi

Page: 143

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The volume offers a sweeping introduction to the politics of transition in the four principle nations in the African Great Lakes region.
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Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice

Challenges for Empirical Research

Author: Hugo Van der Merwe,Victoria Baxter,Audrey R. Chapman

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1601270364

Category: Law

Page: 345

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In Assessing the Impact of Transitional Justice, fourteen leading researchers study seventy countries that have suffered from autocratic rule, genocide, and protracted internal conflict.
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Post-transitional Justice

Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador

Author: Cath Collins

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036877

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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"Analyzes how activists, legal strategies, and judicial receptivity to human rights claims are constructing new accountability outcomes for human rights violations in Chile and El Salvador"--Provided by publisher.
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Localizing Transitional Justice

Interventions and Priorities after Mass Violence

Author: Rosalind Shaw,Lars Waldorf,Pierre Hazan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804774633

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Through war crimes prosecutions, truth commissions, purges of perpetrators, reparations, and memorials, transitional justice practices work under the assumptions that truth telling leads to reconciliation, prosecutions bring closure, and justice prevents the recurrence of violence. But when local responses to transitional justice destabilize these assumptions, the result can be a troubling disconnection between international norms and survivors' priorities. Localizing Transitional Justice traces how ordinary people respond to—and sometimes transform—transitional justice mechanisms, laying a foundation for more locally responsive approaches to social reconstruction after mass violence and egregious human rights violations. Recasting understandings of culture and locality prevalent in international justice, this vital book explores the complex, unpredictable, and unequal encounter among international legal norms, transitional justice mechanisms, national agendas, and local priorities and practices.
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Pieces of the Puzzle

Keywords on Reconciliation and Transitional Justice

Author: Charles Villa-Vicencio,Erik Doxtader

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 0958479453

Category: Amnesty

Page: 126

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Transitional Justice in Balance

Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy

Author: Tricia D. Olsen,Leigh A. Payne,Andrew G. Reiter

Publisher: United States Inst of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781601270535

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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"This volume offers new insights ans perspectives, seeking to answer the crucial questions: How does one judge or evaluate transitional justice?' The author have made an important addition to empirically grounded theory of transitioanl justice. This highly readable volume will be accessible to scholrly audiencesin diverse disciplines, as well as t ononacademic, general audiences, including journalists, policy analysts, and all those interested in foreign affaries and justice issues."---Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School In the first project of its kind to compare multiple combinations of mechanisms across regions, countries and time, Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy systematiclly analyzes the claims made in the literature using a vast array of data, which the authors have assembled in the Transitional Justice Data Base. Trials, truth commssions, amnesties, reaprations, and lustration policies--- the main focus of the literature to date---are among the 854 transitional justice mechanisms, Which were implemented in 161 countries from 1970 to 2007 and included in this database. The authors use the datavbase to explore the adoption of transitional justice and its deffectiveness in achieving its priamray goals of strengthening democracy and reducing human rights violations. This book summarizes the finding s and develops a new theoretical aproach to transitional justice, groundded in cross-national empiricical analysis.
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Transitional Justice

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Author: Rosemary Nagy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814704972

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Criminal tribunals, truth commissions, reparations, apologies and memorializations are the characteristic instruments in the transitional justice toolkit that can help societies transition from authoritarianism to democracy, from civil war to peace, and from state-sponsored extra-legal violence to a rights-respecting rule of law. Over the last several decades, their growing use has established transitional justice as a body of both theory and practice whose guiding norms and structures encompasses the range of institutional mechanisms by which societies address the wrongs committed by past regimes in order to lay the foundation for more legitimate political and legal order. In Transitional Justice, a group of leading scholars in philosophy, law, and political science settles some of the key theoretical debates over the meaning of transitional justice while opening up new ones. By engaging both theorists and empirical social scientists in debates over central categories of analysis in the study of transitional justice, it also illuminates the challenges of making strong empirical claims about the impact of transitional institutions. Contributors: Gary J. Bass, David Cohen, David Dyzenhaus, Pablo de Greiff, Leigh-Ashley Lipscomb, Monika Nalepa, Eric A. Posner, Debra Satz, Gopal Sreenivasan, Adrian Vermeule, and Jeremy Webber.
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Transitional Justice

Contending with the Past

Author: Michael Newman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509521159

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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What should be done after the end of a repressive regime or a civil war? How can bitter divisions be resolved in a way that combines reconciliation with accountability? In this book, Michael Newman accessibly introduces these debates, outlining the key ideas and giving an overview of the vast literature by reference to case studies in such places as South Africa, Cambodia and Sierra Leone. While recognising that every situation is different, he argues that is vital to contend fully with the past and address the fundamental causes of mass human rights abuses. A readable overview for those coming to the subject of transitional justice for the first time, and food for thought for those already familiar with it, this book is invaluable in areas ranging from politics and international relations to peace and conflict studies, law, human rights and philosophy.
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