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Strategic Defense Initiative

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

SDI a proposal by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to construct a strategic defense system against attack from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM s), potentially from the...

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Civil Society and the Resurgent Struggle against Impunity in Uruguay (1986–2012)

Jo-Marie Burt, Gabriela Fried Amilivia and Francesca Lessa.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law. 10625 words.

With the approval on 27 October 2011 of Law 18.831, the Uruguayan parliament voted to overturn the 1986 Expiry Law, a law long criticized by human rights advocates because it prevented the...

Judiciary Involvement in Authoritarian Repression and Transitional Justice: The Spanish Case in Comparative Perspective

Paloma Aguilar.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law. 10607 words.

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Why have some democracies made considerable progress in prosecuting dictatorship-era human rights violations or in publicly exposing...

Denial, Silence and the Politics of the Past: Unpicking the Opposition to Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland

Cheryl Lawther.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law. 9996 words.

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There has been considerable and protracted debate on whether a formal truth recovery process should be established in Northern...

Overcoming Impunity: Pathways to Accountability in Latin America

Francesca Lessa, Tricia D. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne, Gabriel Pereira and Andrew G. Reiter.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law. 10467 words.

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How and why do democratic governments overcome amnesty laws and cultures of impunity to allow for trials for past human rights...

The Development and Status of Sexual Orientation Discrimination under International Human Rights Law

Dominic McGoldrick.

in Human Rights Law Review

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights. 31050 words.

The Betrayal of Human Rights and the Urgency of Universal Corporate Accountability: Reflections on a Post-Kiobel Lawscape

Anna Grear and Burns H. Weston.

in Human Rights Law Review

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights. 12024 words.

The search for mandatory international human rights law accountability for transnational corporations has long been one of the most challenging struggles facing human rights advocates and...

The Responsibility to Protect Beyond Borders

Luke Glanville.

in Human Rights Law Review

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights. 15905 words.

This article seeks to clarify the current legal status of a particular aspect of the ‘responsibility to protect’ principle—the idea that bystander states have a collective responsibility to...

When Land is Taken Away: States Obligations under International Human Rights Law Concerning Large-Scale Projects Impacting Local Communities

Yu Kanosue.

in Human Rights Law Review

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights. 12225 words.

On land disputes, the United Nations human rights treaty bodies have consistently articulated that affected communities be effectively consulted (the effective consultation requirement)....

From Denial to Reluctant Dialogue: The Chilean Military's Confrontation with Human Rights (1990–2006)

Onur Bakiner.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 10007 words.

1This article analyzes the advances and limitations of transitional justice efforts in democratic Chile through the examination of a key political actor: the armed forces. The...

Burundi’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: How to Shed Light on the Past while Standing in the Dark Shadow of Politics?

Stef Vandeginste.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 4758 words.

More than a decade after the signature of the 2000 Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, which announced the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms in Burundi, a Truth and...

Editorial Note: When Transitional Justice Is Not Enough

Helen Chang Mack and Mónica Segura Leonardo.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 3391 words.

The Sharp End: Armed Opposition Movements, Transitional Truth Processes and the Rechtsstaat

Colm Campbell and Ita Connolly.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 12864 words.

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While ex-combatant and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration issues have generated rich literatures, transitionary armed...

The Colombian Transitional Process: Comparative Perspectives on Violence against Indigenous Women

Mónica Acosta, Angela Castañeda, Daniela García, Fallon Hernández, Dunen Muelas and Angela Santamaria.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 8712 words.

Abstract

Colombia has a comprehensive system of truth, justice and reparation stemming from its history with the justice and peace process and...

Transitional Subjects: The Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Former Combatants in Colombia

Kimberly Theidon.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 12044 words.

A key component of peace processes and postconflict reconstruction is the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants. DDR programs imply multiple transitions: from...

Judicial Defenders: Their Role in Postgenocide Justice and Sustained Legal Development

Kerstin McCourt.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 5656 words.

1Efforts to encourage the legal community to play a catalytic role in sustained legal development in Rwanda gave rise to specific, and in some cases life-threatening,...

Argentina's National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons: Contributions to Transitional Justice

Emilio Crenzel.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 9920 words.

1This article examines the contributions to transitional justice made by the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP) in Argentina; a commission established in December...

The Emerging LGBTI Rights Challenge to Transitional Justice in Latin America

Pascha Bueno-Hansen.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 9207 words.

Abstract

Latin American truth commissions have recently expanded their purview to include cases of violence against gender and sexual minorities...

Against the Grain: Pursuing a Transitional Justice Agenda in Postwar Sri Lanka

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

March 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 10438 words.

While the three-decade war in Sri Lanka ended in mid-2009, many believe that the country has done very little to deal with its violent past, with the exception of the ongoing Lessons Learnt...

Citizenship Deferred: The Politics of Victimhood, Land Restitution and Gender Justice in the Colombian (Post?) Conflict

Donny Meertens and Margarita Zambrano.

in International Journal of Transitional Justice

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Public International Law; Human Rights. 9186 words.

This article discusses the advancement and constraints of gender justice for women victims of armed conflict and forced displacement in Colombia, with special reference to land restitution....