Transitional Justice & Legal Empowerment

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Publications

Transitional Justice in Latin America. The uneven road from impunity towards accountability.

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American …

After the War: Displaced Women, Ordinary Ethics, and Grassroots Reconstruction in Colombia

This article examines internally displaced women’s narratives of rebuilding their life after displacement, focusing on questions of moral agency and community governance. The data come …

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

This book examines the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Anticipated contributions of transitional justice mechanisms are commonly stated in universal …

One step forward and many to the side: combating gender violence in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

This article by Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI)  offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms …

Dealing with a violent past: The impact of transitional justice

This brief assesses the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on peace and democracy. Based on four case studies from Africa and Latin America, it argues …

Projects

Beyond Words: Latin American Truth Commissions’ Recommendations

Project partners: University of Oslo, University of Arkansas at Little Rock,CELS (Argentina), IDEHPUPC (Peru), FLACSO (Guatemala) Funder: Norwegian Research Council, Latin America Programme. Over the …

Drivers of Justice: The Dynamics of Accountability Mechanisms in Transitions from Violent Conflict

Addressing human rights violations of the past through transitional justice (TJ) mechanisms is a persistent demand in many countries emerging from violent conflict, and has …

Reconceptualising Transitional Justice: The Latin American Experience

The main aim of this project is to develop a comprehensive analytical framework for comparative analysis to explore how the choice of mechanisms for handling …

A Way Out of Violent Conflict? The Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Peacebuilding

Transitional justice mechanisms such as criminal trials and truth commissions have increasingly been adopted in the aftermath of violent conflict, and are generally considered vital …

Courts in transition

What roles do – and should – courts play in new and fragile democracies? Why do some judiciaries lamely condone foul play by those in …