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264.3 sec. 1 - Transitional Justice (Fall 2013)

Instructor: Jamie O'Connell  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: TuTh 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 115

Course Start: August 22, 2013
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 50615

The political, social, and legal problems confronting societies after periods of mass human rights violations or war have attracted increasing attention from policymakers and scholars in the last three decades. South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission; the prosecution of Chile's former dictator, Augusto Pinochet; Argentina's reparations to victims of its military regime; and Sierra Leone's internationally-supported Special Court are among the best-known policy responses to those problems. In this seminar we will use a series of case studies to examine the legacies of such abuses and the institutions and processes that governments most often use to address them, comparing the approaches of countries in Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

Exam Notes: TH/P
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Society
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Required Books are in blue

  • State terrorism in Latin America
    Thomas C. Wright
    Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007.
    ISBN: 9780742537217
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $16.42
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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