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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Romania: The Politics of Memory

ISBN13: 9781107020535
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £64.99
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A close examination of an understudied European Union member state such as Romania reveals that, since 1989, post-Communist state and non-state actors have adopted a wide range of methods, processes and practices of working through the Communist past. Both the timing and the sequencing of these transitional justice methods prove to be significant in determining the efficacy of addressing and redressing the crimes of 1945 to 1989. In addition, there is evidence that some of these methods have directly facilitated the democratization process, while the absence of other methods has undermined the rule of law. This is the first volume to overview the complex Romanian transitional justice effort by accessing secret archives and investigating court trials of former Communist perpetrators, lustration, compensation and rehabilitation, property restitution, the truth commission, the rewriting of history books, and unofficial truth projects.

European Jurisdictions, Romania
1. Introduction
2. Court trials
3. Public access to secret files
4. Lustration
5. Truth commission and official condemnation
6. Restitution of property
7. Compensation and rehabilitation
8. Rewriting history textbooks
9. Unofficial projects
10. Conclusion.