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Description - Transitional Justice in Latin America by Elin Skaar

This book addresses current developments in transitional justice in Latin America - effectively the first region to undergo concentrated transitional justice experiences in modern times. Using a comparative approach, it examines trajectories in truth, justice, reparations, and amnesties in countries emerging from periods of massive violations of human rights and humanitarian law. The book examines the cases of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, developing and applying a common analytical framework to provide a systematic, qualitative and comparative analysis of their transitional justice experiences. More specifically, the book investigates to what extent there has been a shift from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in Latin America. Using 'thick', but structured, narratives - which allow patterns to emerge, rather than being imposed - the book assesses how the quality, timing and sequencing of transitional justice mechanisms, along with the context in which they appear, have mattered for the nature and impact of transitional justice processes in the region. Offering a new approach to assessing transitional justice, and challenging many assumptions in the established literature, this book will be of enormous benefit to scholars and others working in this area.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138853249
ISBN-10: 1138853240
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-May-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elin Skaar

Elin Skaar is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway. Jemima Garcia-Godos is in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. Cath Collins is at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, and Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.

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