9781403976529

The Development of Institutions of Human Rights A Comparative Study

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    9781403976529

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    140397652X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Lilian A. Baria is Associate Professor of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University.
Steven D. Roper is Professer of Political Science at Eastern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Forewordp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
Introduction
Mechanisms of Transitional Justicep. 3
Argentina
Argentina's Proceso: Societal "Reform" through Premeditated Terrorp. 17
Successes and Limitations of the CONADEP Experience in the Determination of Responsibilities for Human Rights Violations in Argentinap. 33
Recalling the Legacy of the 1985 Trial of the Military in Argentinap. 49
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Violence Born of History/History Born of Violence: A Brief Context for Understanding the Bosnian Warp. 65
Transitional Justice in Bosnia: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslaviap. 83
Home Court Advantage? Domestic Trials and Transitional Justice in Bosnia-Herzegovinap. 99
Sierra Leone
Genesis of the Sierra Leone Conflict and Its Human Rights Violationsp. 117
Addressing Impunity in Sierra Leone: The Truth and Reconciliation Commissionp. 131
Mixed Justice, Mixed Legacy: The Special Court for Sierra Leonep. 145
East Timor
East Timor and the Struggle for Independencep. 163
Promoting Human Rights through Hybrid Courts: The Serious Crimes Process in East Timorp. 179
Unfinished Business: The Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation in East Timorp. 195
Conclusion
The Quest for Justice: Lessons Learnedp. 211
Indexp. 219
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