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Anti-impunity and the human rights agenda

Author: Karen Engle; Zinaida Miller; Dennis Davis; Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice,; Harvard Law School. Institute for Global Law and Policy,
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents and critiques the distorted effects of the international human rights movement's focus on the fight against impunity.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Engle; Zinaida Miller; Dennis Davis; Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice,; Harvard Law School. Institute for Global Law and Policy,
ISBN: 9781107079878 110707987X 9781107439221 1107439221
OCLC Number: 962442456
Notes: Includes papers presented at a conference held in Spring 2013 at The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law.
Description: x, 389 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Karen Engle, Zinaida Miller, and D.M. Davis --
What Does Anti-Impunity Mean? A genealogy of the criminal turn in human rights / Karen Engle --
Anti-impunity as deflection of argument / Samuel Moyn --
Doing history with impunity / Vasuki Nesiah --
How and Where Does Anti-Impunity Operate? The South African Truth Commission and the AZAPO case : a reflection almost two decades later / D.M. Davis --
Anti-impunity politics in post-genocide Rwanda / Zinaida Miller --
Whose exceptionalism? Debating the inter-American view on amnesty and the Brazilian case / Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso --
The distributive politics of impunity and anti-impunity : lessons from four decades of Colombian peace negotiations / Helena Alviar García and Karen Engle --
From political repression to torturer impunity : the narrowing of Filártiga v. Peña-Irala / Natalie R. Davidson --
Are There Alternatives to Anti-Impunity? Impunity in a different register : people's tribunals and questions of judgment, law and responsibility / Dianne Otto --
Beyond Nuremberg : the historical significance of the post-apartheid transition in South Africa / Mahmood Mamdani.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Engle, University of Texas School of Law ; Zinaida Miller, Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations ; D.M. Davis, University of Cape Town Faculty of Law.

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