During the transition to democracy, states have used various mechanisms to address previous human rights abuses including domestic trials, truth and reconciliation commissions and internationalized tribunals. This volume analyzes the transitional justice choices made by four countries: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Sierra Leone and East Timor. For each country, there is a chapter which provides a historical overview concerning the causes of the conflict and two subsequent chapters which highlight a different method of transitional justice implemented. The volume highlights the opportunities and the constraints faced by states and the international community to provide accountability for human rights violations.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Barria & Roper: The Development of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study
Lilian A. Barria (Eastern Illinois Univ. - Political Science) & Steven D. Roper (Eastern Illinois Univ. - Political Science) have published The Development of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: