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Gross Human Rights Violations

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ISBN13: 9789041101464
ISBN: 9041101462
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £172.00

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Since 1945, it is estimated, more people have perished as a result of gross human rights violations than as a result of war, yet we have little knowledge of why governments commit gross human rights violations. The present study, seeking to obtain an understanding of the causes underlying gross human rights violation, compares the human rights situation in a country where gross human rights violations are the rule (Guatemala) with the situation in a country where this type of violations does not occur (Costa Rica).;The focus of the study is on the short-term sources within the political system which are perceived by those in power as a threat to their power and which trigger gross human rights violations. Furthermore, the long-term sources or background factors which set the stage and allow gross human rights violations to be perpetrated are analyzed. The study concludes by highlighting the causes of gross human rights violations and briefly addresses how these violations are presently dealt with in Guatemala.

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1: Introduction.
2: Guatemala and Costa Rica: An Introduction.
3: The Violations: An Inventory.
4: Circumstances and Gross Human Rights Violations 5: Conditions and Gross Human Rights Violations.
6: Conclusion. Appendices. I: Frequency of the Violations on a Monthly Basis by Administration. II: Computation of the Total Number of Violations Inventoried. III: Range and Severity of the Violations on a Yearly Basis.