Amnesty After Atrocity?: Healing Nations After Genocide and War Crimes / Edition 1

Amnesty After Atrocity?: Healing Nations After Genocide and War Crimes / Edition 1

by Helena Cobban
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594513171

ISBN-13: 9781594513176

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Amnesty after Atrocity? veteran journalist Helena Cobban examines the effectiveness of different ways of dealing with the aftermath of genocide and violence committed during deep intergroup conflicts. She traveled to Rwanda, Mozambique, and South Africa to assess the various ways those nations tried to come to grips with their violent past: from war

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In Amnesty after Atrocity? veteran journalist Helena Cobban examines the effectiveness of different ways of dealing with the aftermath of genocide and violence committed during deep intergroup conflicts. She traveled to Rwanda, Mozambique, and South Africa to assess the various ways those nations tried to come to grips with their violent past: from war crimes trials to truth commissions to outright amnesties for perpetrators. She discovered that in terms of both moving these societies forward and satisfying the needs of survivors, war crimes trials are not the most effective path. This work provides strategic historical context and includes interviews with a cross-section of the panoply of humanity that makes up any post-atrocity society: community leaders, victims, policymakers, teachers, rights activists, and even some former abusers. These first-person accounts create a rich, readable text, and Cobban’s overall conclusions will surprise many readers in the West.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594513176
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms
Preface

Chapter 1: Atrocities, Conflicts, and Peacemaking

Chapter 2: Rwanda: Court Processes after Mass Violence

Chapter 3: South Africa: Amnesties, Truth-Seeking—-and Reconciliation?

Chapter 4: Mozambique: Heal and Rebuild

Chapter 5: Comparing Postconflict Justice in Rwanda, South Africa, and Mozambique

Chapter 6: Restoring Peacemaking, Revaluing History

Notes
Name Index
Subject Index

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