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Prologue to e book 'Judicialization of Transitional Justice in Latin America'

Collins, Cath (2016) Prologue to e book 'Judicialization of Transitional Justice in Latin America'. In: Judicializacion de la Justicia Transicional en America Latina. (Eds: Osmo, Carla), Ministerio de Justicia de Brasil y Red Latinoamericana de Justicia Transicional, Brasilia, pp. 13-23. ISBN 9788555060397 [Book section]

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Abstract

The publication reports on the many ways in which Latin American courts are being used to promote, press for and shape truth,justice, reparations and guarantees of non-repetition in post-authoritarian and post-conflict settings. The prologue discusses the many ways in which domestic legal systems are providing space to create but also to challenge and limit transitional justice demands and responses; discusses new justice system actors in re-democratisting states as 'transitional justice entrepeneurs', and points to some of the potential pitfalls of, first, excessive neopunitivism in the face of large scale violence or ongoing conflict such as in the case of Colombia; second, allowing judicial branches not necessairily versed in or sympathetic to transitonal justice aims to oversee and overdetermine public policy measures in areas other than criminal or civil justice,. Finally it discusses regional and regionalising dynamics in recent TJ developments, of which the Network producing the publication is itself a significant example

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:transitional justice; Latin America; judidialization
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:34691
Deposited By: Professor Cath Collins
Deposited On:27 May 2016 12:44
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:23

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