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The Resource Amnesties, accountability, and human rights, Renée Jeffery

Amnesties, accountability, and human rights, Renée Jeffery

Label
Amnesties, accountability, and human rights
Title
Amnesties, accountability, and human rights
Statement of responsibility
Renée Jeffery
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the last thirty years, documented human rights violations have been met with an unprecedented rise in demands for accountability. This trend challenges the use of amnesties which typically foreclose opportunities for criminal prosecutions that some argue are crucial to transitional justice. Recent developments have seen amnesties circumvented, overturned, and resisted by lawyers, states, and judiciaries committed to ending impunity for human rights violations. Yet, despite this global movement, the use of amnesties since the 1970s has not declined. Amnesties, Accountability, and Human Rights examines why and how amnesties persist in the face of mounting pressure to prosecute the perpetrators of human rights violations. Drawing on more than 700 amnesties instituted between 1970 and 2005, Renée Jeffery maps out significant trends in the use of amnesty and offers a historical account of how both the use and the perception of amnesty has changed. As mechanisms to facilitate transitions to democracy, to reconcile divided societies, or to end violent conflicts, amnesties have been adapted to suit the competing demands of contemporary postconflict politics and international accountability norms. Through the history of one evolving political instrument, Amnesties, Accountability, and Human Rights sheds light on the changing thought, practice, and goals of human rights discourse generally. Renée Jeffery is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at Australian National University, author of Hugo Grotius in International Thought and Evil and International Relations: Human Suffering in an Age of Terror, editor of Confronting Evil in International Relations: Ethical Responses to Problems of Moral Agency, and coeditor (with Hun Joon Kim) of Transitional Justice in the Asia-Pacific
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeffery, Renée
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War crimes
  • Amnesty
  • Human rights
  • Crimes against humanity
Label
Amnesties, accountability, and human rights, Renée Jeffery
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;3627056
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed September 15, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1.The Politics of Amnesties -- Chapter 2. Transitions to Democracy -- Chapter 3.The Pursuit of Truth -- Chapter 4. Ending Violence -- Chapter 5. The End of Impunity? -- Chapter 6. The Persistence of Amnesties -- Conclusion
Control code
ASP3627056/huri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP3627056/hur
  • (OCoLC)884586006
Label
Amnesties, accountability, and human rights, Renée Jeffery
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;3627056
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed September 15, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1.The Politics of Amnesties -- Chapter 2. Transitions to Democracy -- Chapter 3.The Pursuit of Truth -- Chapter 4. Ending Violence -- Chapter 5. The End of Impunity? -- Chapter 6. The Persistence of Amnesties -- Conclusion
Control code
ASP3627056/huri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP3627056/hur
  • (OCoLC)884586006

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