Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling

Author:   Nanci Adler ,  Nanci Adler ,  Vladimir Petrovic ,  William A. Schabas
Publisher:   Rutgers University Press
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9780813597768


Pages:   250
Publication Date:   30 May 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling


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Since the 1980s, an array of legal and non-legal practices-labeled Transitional Justice-has been developed to support post-repressive, post-authoritarian, and post-conflict societies in dealing with their traumatic past. In Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice, the contributors analyze the processes, products, and efficacy of a number of transitional justice mechanisms and look at how genocide, mass political violence, and historical injustices are being institutionally addressed. They invite readers to speculate on what (else) the transcripts produced by these institutions tell us about the past and the present, calling attention to the influence of implicit history conveyed in the narratives that have gained an audience through international criminal tribunals, trials, and truth commissions. Nanci Adler has gathered leading specialists to scrutinize the responses to and effects of violent pasts that provide new perspectives for understanding and applying transitional justice mechanisms in an effort to stop the recycling of old repressions into new ones.

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Author:   Nanci Adler ,  Nanci Adler ,  Vladimir Petrovic ,  William A. Schabas
Publisher:   Rutgers University Press
Imprint:   Rutgers University Press
ISBN:  

9780813597768


ISBN 10:   0813597765
Pages:   250
Publication Date:   30 May 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Introduction: On History, Historians, and Transitional Justice Nanci Adler Part I: Truth and Justice Chapter 1: Swinging the Pendulum: Fin de Siecle Historians in the Courts Vladimir Petrovic Chapter 2: Time, Justice and Human Rights: Statutory Limitation on the Right to Truth? William A. Schabas Chapter 3: How Truth Recovery Can Benefit from a Conditional Amnesty Jeremy Sarkin Chapter 4: New Epistemologies for Confronting International Crimes: Developing the IDP Approach to Transitional Justice Stephan Parmentier, Mina Rauschenbach, and Maarten van Craen Part II: The Trial Record Chapter 5: The Spark for Genocide? Propaganda and Historical Narratives at International Criminal Tribunals Richard Ashby Wilson Chapter 6: The International Criminal Trial Record as Historical Source Thijs B. Bouwknegt Part III: The Afterlife of Transitional Justice Processes Chapter 7: Narrating (In)Justice in the Form of a Reparation Claim: Bottom-up Reflections on a Post-Colonial Setting - The Rawagede Case Nicole L. Immler Chapter 8: Collective and Competitive Victimhood as Identity in the Former Yugoslavia Christian Axboe Nielsen Chapter 9: Perpetrator-Victims: How Universal Victimhood in Cambodia Impacts Transitional Justice Measures Timothy Williams Chapter 10: Collective Crimes, Collective Memory, and Transitional Justice in Bangladesh Kjell Anderson Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Index

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Bringing together some of the most notable voices in the field, this volume moves away from the often narrow focus of other treatments of transitional justice -- situating and evaluating the effect of accountability mechanisms within a larger social, cultural, and political context. --Ronald Slye coauthor of International Criminal Law and Its Enforcement


Bringing together some of the most notable voices in the field, this volume moves away from the often narrow focus of other treatments of transitional justice -- situating and evaluating the effect of accountability mechanisms within a larger social, cultural, and political context. --Ronald Slye coauthor of International Criminal Law and Its Enforcement This rich and interesting volume goes beyond the legal understanding of Transitional Justice in order to address the challenge of post-conflict societies. A valuable and important contribution to the current literature. --Elazar Barkan Columbia University


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Nanci Adler is professor of memory, history, and transitional justice at the University of Amsterdam and program director of genocide studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). She is the author of numerous titles, including Keeping Faith with the Party: Communist Believers Return from the Gulag.

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