Transitional Justice & Legal Empowerment

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Comisiones de la Verdad de Chile: Verdad y Reparaciones como Política de Estado

This CMI report  (2018:14) was written by Sol Hourcade, Federico Ghelfi, Luz Palmás Zaldua, Marcela Perelman for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin …

Comisión del Esclarecimiento Histórico: Guatemala, entre la memoria del silencio y el silencio de la memoria

This CMI report  (2018:13) was written by Héctor Centeno Martín for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research …

La Comisión de la Verdad para El Salvador: Manteniendo la paz a cambio de justicia

This CMI report  (2018:12) was written by Elena Martínez-Barahona, Sonia Rubio-Padilla, Héctor Centeno Martín, Martha Gutiérrez-Salazar for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin …

Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions: The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective

Elin Skaar has written a book review of Anita Ferrara (2015) Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions: The Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective …

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

This CMI working paper (2018:7) was written by Stener Ekern for the research project entitled “Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations”. The research project …

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 …

Judicial Independence and Human Rights in Latin America: Violations, Politics and Prosecution

In many Latin American countries, former military officers are now facing charges of torture, murder, forced disappearance, and genocide committed under the dictatorships of the …