Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability by Francesca Lessa,Leigh A. Payne

By Francesca Lessa,Leigh A. Payne

This edited quantity brings jointly well-established and rising students of transitional justice to debate the patience of amnesty within the age of human rights responsibility. the quantity makes an attempt to reframe debates, relocating past the restricted ways of 'truth as opposed to justice' or 'stability as opposed to responsibility' during which lots of those concerns were solid within the present scholarship. The theoretical and empirical contributions during this booklet provide new methods of realizing and tackling the long-lasting patience of amnesty within the age of responsibility. as well as cross-national reports, the quantity encompasses 11 nation situations of amnesty for earlier human rights violations: Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Uganda and Uruguay. the amount is going past purely describing those case reports, but in addition considers what we research from them when it comes to overcoming impunity and selling responsibility to give a contribution to advancements in human rights and democracy.

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