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Special Section: Amnesty, Justice, and Reconciliation

Reckoning with Past Wrongs: A Normative Framework [Abstract] 12/04/99
This essay formulates eight goals that have emerged from worldwide moral deliberation on "transitional justice" and that may serve as a useful framework when particular societies consider how they should reckon with violations of internationally recognized human rights.
Author(s): David A. Crocker

A Different Kind of Justice: Dealing with Human Rights Violations in Transitional Societies [Abstract] 12/04/99
In "transitional societies" like South Africa and Bosnia, which are currently moving from authoritarianism, and often violent repression, to democracy, questions arise about the appropriate way to deal with serious human rights offenders.
Author(s): David Little

Reconciliation for Realists [Abstract] 12/04/99
The rhetoric of reconciliation is common in situations where traditional judicial responses to past wrongdoing are unavailable because of corruption, large numbers of offenders, or anxiety about the political consequences. But what constitutes reconciliation?
Author(s): Susan Dwyer

Latin American Amnesties in Comparative Perspective: Can the Past Be Buried? [Abstract] 12/04/99
Throughout Latin America during the past 15 years, new democratic or postwar governments have faced demands for transitional justice following the end of authoritarian rule or the conclusion of internal armed conflicts.
Author(s): Margaret Popkin, Nehal Bhuta

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