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After oppression : transitional justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe /
edited by Vesselin Popovski and Mónica Serrano.
imprint
New York ; United Nations University Press, 2012.
description
xv, 526 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9280812009 (pbk.), 9789280812008 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York ; United Nations University Press, 2012.
isbn
9280812009 (pbk.)
9789280812008 (pbk.)
contents note
Transitional justice across continents / Vesselin Popovski and Mónica Serrano -- Models of accountability and the effectiveness of transitional justice / Kathryn Sikkink -- Accountability, the rule of law and transitional justice in Latin America / Pilar Domingo -- "The past is never dead" : accountability and justice for past human rights violations in Argentina / Catalina Smulovitz -- The paradox of accountability in Brazil / James L. Cavallaro and Fernando Delgado -- The unlikely outcome : transitional justice in Chile, 1990-2008 / Claudio Fuentes -- Transitional justice without a compass : paramilitary demobilization in Colombia / Elvira María Restrepo -- El Salvador : the peace process and transitional justice / Ricardo Córdova Macías and Nayelly Loya Marín -- Transitional justice in Guatemala / Carmen Rosa de León Escribano and María Patricia González Chávez -- Transitional justice and democratic consolidation : the Peruvian experience / Carlos Basombrío Iglesias -- On the effectiveness of judicial accountability mechanisms in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Ernesto Kiza -- Justice and accountability mechanisms in Bulgaria in the transition period (1989-2008) / Hristo Hristov and Alexander Kashumov -- After the fall of the Berlin Wall : transitional justice in Germany / Gerhard Werle and Moritz Vormbaum -- Lustration as a trust-building mechanism? : transitional justice in Poland / Monkia Nalepa -- Neither forgiving nor punishing? : evaluating transitional justice in Romania / Lavinia Stan -- From Velvet Revolution to velvet justice : the case of Slovakia / Nadya Nedelsky -- Accountability for Communist crimes and restitution for victims in Slovenia / Mitja Steinbacher, Matjaž Steinbacher and Matej Steinbacher -- Transitional justice : reframing the debate / Alexandra Barahona de Brito and Laurence Whitehead -- Transitional justice and democratic consolidation / Mónica Serrano -- The complexity and effectiveness of transitional justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe / Vesselin Popovski.
catalogue key
8828686
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Vesselin Popovski is Senior Academic Programme Officer and Head of Peace and Security at the United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, Tokyo, Japan. Mnica Serrano is Professor of International Relations at the Colegio de Mexico and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, UK.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'After Oppression' aims to analyze and reveal the effectiveness of various accountability mechanisms. Drawing comparisons from cases studies in Latin America and Eastern Europe, the book demonstrates that while there are many different paths to truth and justice, all depend on continued efforts in order to reach them.
Main Description
The decline of authoritarianism in Latin America and Eastern Europe closed a dark chapter in the history of these societies. In both regions, transition to democracy was accompanied by distinct efforts to come to terms with the traumatic experiences of the past and demand accountability from the oppressors. The impact of these efforts rippled far beyond national boundaries, expanding the frontiers of international justice and yielding indelible lessons and inspiration. As these societies entered the uncharted waters of transition and liberalization, one difficult question remained: How to reconcile the need for democratic stability in the present and the future with the imperative of truth and justice for the past? This was an unprecedented test. Each society made its way forward through trial and error. After Oppression aims to analyze and reveal the effectiveness of various accountability mechanisms. Drawing comparisons from case studies in Latin America and Eastern Europe, the book demonstrates that while there are many different paths to truth and justice, all depend on continued efforts in order to reach them. In many cases these efforts also create favorable conditions for the development of a resilient human rights culture. The experiences across regions show that democratic consolidation and accountability for past human rights violations are closely related, if independent, processes. This accessible book makes an important contribution toward better understanding those processes and the relationship between them.
Main Description
The decline of authoritarianism in Latin America and Eastern Europe marked the end of a dark chapter in the history of these societies. In both regions, transition to democracy was accompanied by distinct efforts to come to terms with the traumatic experiences of the past and to demand accountability from the oppressors. The impact of these efforts rippled far beyond national boundaries, expanding the frontiers of international justice, and yielding indelible lessons and inspiration.
Table of Contents
List of figures, tables and boxesp. x
List of contributorsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Transitional justice across continentsp. 3
Models of accountability and the effectiveness of transitional justicep. 19
Latin Americap. 39
Accountability, the rule of law and transitional justice in Latin Americap. 41
"The past is never dead": Accountability and justice for past, human rights violations in Argentinap. 64
The paradox of accountability in Brazilp. 86
The unlikely outcome: Transitional justice in Chile,1990-2008p. 116
Transitional justice without a compass: Paramilitary demobilization in Colombiap. 143
El Salvador: The peace process and transitional justicep. 170
Transitional justice in Guatemalap. 196
Transitional justice and democratic consolidation: The Peruvian experiencep. 222
Eastern Europep. 243
On the effectiveness of judicial accountability mechanisms in Bosnia and Herzegovinap. 245
Justice and accountability mechanisms in Bulgaria in the transition period (1989-2008)p. 273
After the fall of the Berlin Wall: Transitional justice in Germanyp. 298
Lustration as a trust-building mechanism? Transitional justice in Polandp. 333
Neither forgiving nor punishing? Evaluating transitional justice in Romaniap. 363
From Velvet Revolution to velvet justice: The case of Slovakiap. 390
Accountability for Communist crimes and restitution for victims in Sloveniap. 418
Conclusionsp. 437
Transitional justice: Refraining the debatep. 439
Transitional justice and democratic consolidationp. 463
The complexity and effectiveness of transitional justice in Latin America and Eastern Europep. 485
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