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Perspectives in comparative politics.
"During the transition to democracy, states have used various mechanisms to address previous human rights abuses including domestic trials, truth and reconciliation commissions and internationalized tribunals. This volume analyzes the transitional justice choices made by four countries: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Sierra Leone and East Timor. For each country, there is a chapter which provides a historical overview concerning the causes of the conflict and two subsequent chapters which highlight a different method of transitional justice implemented. The volume highlights the opportunities and the constraints faced by states and the international community to provide accountability for human rights violations"--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
Mechanisms of transitional justice / Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper Argentina. Argentina's proceso : societal "reform" through premeditated terror / Timothy Wilson ; Successes and limitations of the CONADEP experience in the determination of responsibilities for human rights violations in Argentina / Emilio Crenzel ; Recalling the legacy of the 1985 trial of the military in Argentina / Mario Di Paolantonio Bosnia-Herzegovina. Violence born of history/history born of violence : a brief context for understanding the Bosnian war / Christina M. Morus ; Transitional justice in Bosnia : the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia / Janine Natalya Clark ; Home court advantage? Domestic trials and transitional justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Ryan M. Lowy and Patrice C. McMahon Sierra Leone. Genesis of the Sierra Leone conflict and its human rights violations / Abu Karimu Mboka ; Addressing impunity in Sierra Leone : the Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Zoe Dugal ; Mixed justice, mixed legacy : the special court for Sierra Leone / Ellen Emilie Stensrud East Timor. East Timor and the struggle for independence / Clinton Fernandes ; Promoting human rights through hybrid courts : the serious crimes process in East Timor / James DeShaw Rae ; Unfinished business : the Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation in East Timor / Wendy Lambourne The quest for justice : lessons learned / Steven D. Roper and Lilian A. Barria.