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Facing the past: amending historical injustices through instruments of transitional justice

How do societies at the national and international level try to overcome historical injustices? What remedies did they develop to do justice to victims of large scale atrocities? And even more important: what have we learned from the implementation of these so-called instruments of transitional just...

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Contributors: Malcontent, P. A. M. (HerausgeberIn); Malcontent, Peter (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Antwerp Portland Intersentia [2016]
In:Series on transitional justice
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:How do societies at the national and international level try to overcome historical injustices? What remedies did they develop to do justice to victims of large scale atrocities? And even more important: what have we learned from the implementation of these so-called instruments of transitional justice in practice? Lawyers, socials scientists and historians have published shelves full of books and articles on how to confront the past through international criminal tribunals, truth commissions, financial compensation schemes and other instruments of retributive/punitive and restorative justice. A serious problem continues to be that broad interdisciplinary accounts that include both categories of measures are still hardly available. With this volume a group of international experts in the field endeavors to fill this gap, and even more. By alternating historical overviews with critical assessments this volume does not only offer an extensive introduction to the world of transitional justice, but also food for thought concerning the effectiveness of the remedies it offers to face the past successfully --Back cover
Introduction / Peter Malcontent -- Do bystanders exist? / Fred Grünfeld -- The marketisation of historical injustice / Duco Hellema -- Pacting the law within politics : lessons from the International Criminal Court's first investigations / Kenneth A. Rodman -- National and hybrid tribunals : benefits and challenges / Brianne McGonigle Leyh -- Beyond the courtroom : the objectives and experiences of international justice at the grassroots / David Taylor -- From Gacaca to Mato Oput : pragmatism and principles in employing traditional dispute resolution mechanisms / Barbara Oomen -- Dealing with organisations and corporations / Cedric Ryngaert -- The whole truth and nothing but the truth? : on the role of truth commissions in facing the past / Stephan Parmentier and Monica Aciru -- Official apologies / Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann -- Financial compensation as a political process / Peter Malcontent -- Education in the shadow of history : education, history education, and their place in historical justice / Elizabeth A. Cole -- Governing through repair : historical injustices and indigenous peoples in Canada / Andrew Woolford -- The unfulfilled promise of protection : the Netherlands and Srebrenica / Christ Klep -- Facing the Armenian genocide : a history of denial and politics / Peter Melcontent -- The United States and torture : the politics of transitional justice / David P. Forsythe
Item Description:Auch gezählt als NUR ; 828
Physical Description:viii, 388 Seiten
ISBN:9781780684031