9780415459471

Testifying to Trauma: The Codification of Atrocity in Humanitarian Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415459471

  • ISBN10:

    0415459478

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/7/2018
  • Publisher: Cavendish Pub Ltd

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Summary

Testifying to Trauma examines the processes by which victims' narratives of trauma become legal testimony: investigating how the transformation of individual trauma into a codified collective violation has ramifications for individual, collective and legal identities. More specifically, this book addresses the historical and political contexts of the current legal codifications of trauma. And, through detailed attention to the various renderings of time and memory which underwrite the dissonance between personal experiences and legal narratives of trauma, its authors provide an original an analysis and understanding of the technologies through which trauma is codified in international law.

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