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"The demand for recognition, responsibility, and reparations is regularly invoked in the wake of colonialism, genocide, and mass violence: there can be no victims without recognition, no perpetrators without responsibility, and no justice without reparations. Or so it seems from law's limited repertoire for assembling the archive after 'the disaster'. Archival and memorial practices are central to contexts where transitional justice, addressing historical wrongs, or reparations are at stake. The archive serves as a repository or 'storehouse' of what needs to be gathered and recognised so that it can be left behind in order to inaugurate the future. The archive manifests law's authority and its troubled conscience. It is an indispensable part of the liberal legal response to biopolitical violence. This collection challenges established approaches to transitional justice by opening up new dialogues about the problem of assembling law's archive. The volume presents research drawn from multiple jurisdictions that address the following questions. What resists being archived? What spaces and practices of memory - conscious and unconscious - undo legal and sovereign alibis and confessions?"--Preliminary page.
"A GlassHouse book."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: A counter-archival sens / Stewart Motha and Honni Van Rijswijk A counter-archival sensibility: pickingup Hannah Arendt's 'Reflections on Little Rock' / Jennifer L. Culbert Listening to the archive: failing to hear / Jill Stauffer (Un)remembering: countering law's archive - improvisation as social practice / Sara RamShaw and Paul Stapleton Animating the archive: artefacts of law / Trish Luker The file as hypertext: documents, files and the many worlds of the paper state / Mayur Suresh Counter-archive as staging dissensus / Karin Van Marle Constitutions are not enough: museums as law's counter-archive / Stacy Douglas Archiving victimhood: practices of inscription in international criminal law / Sara Kendall The conspiracy archive: Turkey's 'deep state' on trial / Baṣak Ertür Making a treaty archive: indigenous rights in the Canadian development frontier / Miranda Johnson Schmitt's Weisheit de Zelle: Rethinking the concept of the political / Jacques de Ville.
K3560 .L398 2016
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.