Comparing the Effectiveness of Accountability Mechanisms in Eastern Europe and Latin America
Popovski, Vesselin, Huebner, Kalle and Stratton, Johanna (2009). Comparing the Effectiveness of Accountability Mechanisms in Eastern Europe and Latin America. United Nations University Press.
Author Popovski, Vesselin
Title Comparing the Effectiveness of Accountability Mechanisms in Eastern Europe and Latin America Volume/Issue No. 5 Publication Date 2009-12-27 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher United Nations University Press Pages 7 Language eng Abstract A society that transitions from authoritarianism or armed conflict to a democracy needs to address important questions of justice and accountability for past human rights abuses in order to build a stable and peaceful future. In the rapidly maturing field of transi - tional justice an expanding number of initiatives have taken place providing valuable lessons for newly democratiz - ing societies. This policy brief reviews the experiences of transition countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe in undertaking various accountability mechanisms: truth commissions, trials and amnesties in Latin America; and lustration, opening of secret service files, compensation and restitution in Eastern Europe. It identifies variables which may determine the effectiveness of certain mechanisms, and builds on the expand - ing body of evidence-based research. Copyright Holder United Nations University Copyright Year 2009 Copyright type Creative commons ISSN 1814802 ISBN 9789280830
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