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My Neighbor, My Enemy Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity

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ISBN-10: 0521542642

ISBN-13: 9780521542647

Edition: 2004

Authors: Eric Stover, Harvey M. Weinstein

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Tackling the crucial issue of our day--the rebuilding of countries following ethnic cleansing and genocide, this book evaluates the role of trials and tribunals with regard to social reconstruction and reconciliation. The voices of the people of Rwanda and Yugoslavia are heard through the results of extensive surveys and recorded conversations. Their thoughts of past and future controversially conclude that international and local trials have little relevance to reconciliation. The contributors find that communities interpret justice far more broadly than defined by the international community and the relationship of trauma to a desire for trials is not clear-cut. An ecological model of…    
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Book details

List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Harvey M. Weinstein is Associate Director of the Human Rights Center and a Clinical Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

List of contributors
Foreword Ariel Dorfman
Acknowledgments
Introduction: conflict, justice and reclamation
Institutional Approaches to Justice: Introduction
A world unto itself? The application of international justice in the former Yugoslavia
Legal responses to genocide in Rwanda
Localizing justice: gacaca courts in post-genocide Rwanda Urusaro
Exhumation of mass graves: balancing legal and humanitarian needs
Witnesses and the promise of justice in The Hague
Reparations in the aftermath of repression and mass violence
Social Reconstruction and Justice: Introduction
Neighbors again? Intercommunity relations after ethnic cleansing
Memory, identity, and community in Rwanda
Attitudes toward justice and social reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia Miklos Biro
Connecting justice to human experience: attitudes toward accountability and reconciliation in Rwanda
Public education and social reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia
Confronting the past in Rwandan schools
Survivors and Justice: Introduction
Art out of the rubble
Trust and betrayal in war
Empathy and rehumanization after mass violence
Conclusion: a common objective, a universe of alternatives
Index