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The development of institutions of human rights : a comparative study

Author: Lilian A Barria; Steven D Roper
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Perspectives in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Development of institutions of human rights.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)744517104
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lilian A Barria; Steven D Roper
ISBN: 9781403976529 140397652X 9781403976536 1403976538
OCLC Number: 154789301
Description: xvii, 224 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Perspectives in comparative politics.
Responsibility: edited by Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper.
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