Prologue to e book 'Judicialization of Transitional Justice in Latin America'

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Abstract

The publication reports on the many ways in which Latin American courts are being used to promote, press for and shape truth,justice, reparations and guarantees of non-repetition in post-authoritarian and post-conflict settings. The prologue discusses the many ways in which domestic legal systems are providing space to create but also to challenge and limit transitional justice demands and responses; discusses new justice system actors in re-democratisting states as 'transitional justice entrepeneurs', and points to some of the potential pitfalls of, first, excessive neopunitivism in the face of large scale violence or ongoing conflict such as in the case of Colombia; second, allowing judicial branches not necessairily versed in or sympathetic to transitonal justice aims to oversee and overdetermine public policy measures in areas other than criminal or civil justice,. Finally it discusses regional and regionalising dynamics in recent TJ developments, of which the Network producing the publication is itself a significant example
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJudicializacion de la Justicia Transicional en America Latina
EditorsCarla Osmo
Place of PublicationBrasilia
PublisherMinisterio de Justicia de Brasil y Red Latinoamericana de Justicia Transicional
Pages13-23
ISBN (Print)9788555060397
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • transitional justice
  • Latin America
  • judidialization

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    Collins, C. (2016). Prologue to e book 'Judicialization of Transitional Justice in Latin America'. In C. Osmo (Ed.), Judicializacion de la Justicia Transicional en America Latina (pp. 13-23). Ministerio de Justicia de Brasil y Red Latinoamericana de Justicia Transicional. http://rlajt.web2403.uni5.net/publicacoes/