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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Transitional Justice from Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change

Edited by: Kieran McEvoy, Lorna McGregor

ISBN13: 9781841138213
Published: July 2008
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99



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Although relatively new as a distinct field of study, transitional justice has become rapidly established as a vital field of enquiry. From vaguely exotic origins on the outer edges of political science, the study of 'justice' in times of transition has emerged as a central concern of scholarship and practical policy-making. A process of institutionalisation has confirmed this importance.

The ICTY, the ICTR, the ICC, hybrid tribunals in Sierra Leone and East Timor and 'local' processes such as the Iraqi Higher Tribunal (IHT) have energised international law and international criminal justice scholarship. The South African TRC was for a time lauded as the model for dealing with the past and remains one of the most researched institutions in the world.

It is one of approximately two dozen such institutions established in different transitional contexts over the past twenty years to assist conflicted societies to come to terms with a violent past. At the national level, international donors contribute huge sums of money to 'Rule of Law' programmes designed to transform national justice systems.

This collection seeks to offer something quite different to the mainstream of scholarship in this area, emphasising the need for bespoke solutions to different transitions rather than 'off the shelf' models. The collection is designed to offer a space for diversity, prompted by a series of perspectives "from below" of societies beset by past violent conflict which have sought to effect their transition to justice.

In doing so the contributors have also sought to enrich discussion about the role of human rights in transition, the continuing usefulness of perspectives from above, and the still contested meanings of "transition".

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Making Rights Real: the Human Rights Act in its First Decade ISBN 9781841133539
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£50.00
Terrorism and the Limitation of Rights: The ECHR and the US Constitution ISBN 9781841137636
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Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act ISBN 9781841133720
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Monetary Remedies for Breach of Human Rights: A Comparative Study ISBN 9781841135113
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Gender, Culture and Human Rights: Reclaiming Universalism ISBN 9781841135137
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Property and the Human Rights Act 1998 ISBN 9781841132037
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Human Rights in the Community: Rights as Agents for Change ISBN 9781841134468
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