"Identities in Transition brings together a group of international researchers and practitioners who examine transitional justice through an 'identity' lens"-- Provided by publisher. "In many societies, histories of exclusion, racism, and nationalist violence often create divisions so deep that finding a way to deal with the atrocities of the past seems nearly impossible. These societies face difficult practical questions about how to devise new state and civil society institutions that will respond to massive or systematic violations of human rights, recognize victims, and prevent the recurrence of abuse. Identities in Transition: Challenges for Transitional Justice in Divided Societies brings together a rich group of international researchers and practitioners who, for the first time, examine transitional justice through an "identity" lens. They tackle ways that transitional justice can act as a means of political learning across communities; foster citizenship, trust, and recognition; and break down harmful myths and stereotypes, as steps toward meeting the difficult challenges for transitional justice in divided societies"-- Provided by publisher.
"International Center for Transitional Justice."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: identities in transition /Paige Arthur Indigenous peoples and claims for reparation: tentative steps in Peru and Guatemala /Ruth Rubio-Marín, Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey, and Julie Guillerot Truth telling, identities, and power in South Africa and Guatemala /Madeleine Fullard and Nicky Rousseau Security system reform and identity in divided societies: lessons from Northern Ireland /Mary O'Rawe Staging violence, staging identities: identity politics in domestic prosecutions /Christiane Wilke International and hybrid criminal tribunals: reconciling or stigmatizing? /Cécile Aptel Silences, visibility, and agency: ethnicity, class, and gender in public memorialization /Elizabeth Jelin Canada and the legacy of the Indian residential schools: transitional justice for indigenous people in a nontransitional society /Courtney Jung Transitional justice and the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples /Chris Chapman "Fear of the future, lived through the past": pursuing transitional justice in the wake of ethnic conflict /Paige Arthur Transitional justice, federalism, and the accommodation of minority nationalism /Will Kymlicka History education reform, transitional justice, and the transformation of identities /Elizabeth A. Cole and Karen Murphy.