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Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century Beyond Truth versus Justice

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ISBN-10: 0521860105

ISBN-13: 9780521860109

Edition: 2006

Authors: Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Javier Mariezcurrena

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Dealing with the aftermath of civil conflict or the fall of a repressive government continues to trouble countries throughout the world. Whereas much of the 1990s was occupied with debates concerning the relative merits of criminal prosecutions and truth commissions, by the end of the decade a consensus emerged that this either/or approach was inappropriate and unnecessary. A second generation of transitional justice experiences have stressed both truth and justice and recognize that a single method may inadequately serve societies rebuilding after conflict or dictatorship. Based on studies in ten countries, this book analyzes how some combine multiple institutions, others experiment with…    
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Book details

List price: $87.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.25" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Javier Mariezcurrena is a Legal Advisor to the Federal Secretary for Human Rights in Argentina and former Transitional Justice Project Manager at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame. He is the co-editor of Inter-American System of Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in Paraguay (2002), Truth and Justice, Homage to Emilio F. Mignone (2001) and Basic Studies on Human Rights, Vol. X (2000).

List of contributors
The new landscape of transitional justice
Truth, justice, and multiple institutions
Introduction to Part I
The Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Transitional criminal justice in Sierra Leone
The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the challenge of impunity
The "Mexican solution" to transitional justice
No justice, no peace: Discussion of a legal framework regarding the demobilization of non-state armed groups in Colombia
Hybrid attempts at accountability for serious crimes in Timor Leste
Levels of justice: Local, national and international
Introduction to Part II
A new approach to restorative justice - East Timor's Community Reconciliation Processes
Justice at the grassroots? Gacaca trials in Rwanda
Bremer's "Gordian Knot": Transitional justice and the US occupation of Iraq
Truth, justice and stability in Afghanistan
The prosecution of Hissene Habre: International accountability, national impunity
Argentina's contribution to global trends in transitional justice
Transitional justice: Lessons learned and the road ahead