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Truth recovery and transitional justice : deferring human rights issues, Iosif Kovras

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Truth recovery and transitional justice : deferring human rights issues
Title
Truth recovery and transitional justice
Title remainder
deferring human rights issues
Statement of responsibility
Iosif Kovras
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates why some societies defer transitional justice issues after successful democratic consolidation. Despite democratisation, the exhumation of mass graves containing the victims from the violence in Cyprus (1963-1974) and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was delayed until the early 2000s, when both countries suddenly decided to revisit the past. Although this contradicts the actions of other countries such as South Africa, Bosnia, and Guatemala where truth recovery for disappeared/missing persons was a central element of the transition to peace and democracy, Cyprus and Spain are not alone: this is an increasing trend among countries trying to come to terms with past violence. Truth Recovery and Transitional Justice considers the case studies of Spain and Cyprus and explores three interrelated issues. First, the book examines which factors can explain prolonged silence on the issue of missing persons in transitional settings. It then goes on to explore the transformation of victims' groups from opponents of truth recovery to vocal pro-reconciliation pressure groups, and examines the circumstances in which it is better to tie victims' rights to an overall political settlement. Finally, the author goes on to compare Spain and Cyprus with Greece- a country that remains resistant to post-transitional justice norms. This book will be of interest to students of transitional justice, human rights, peace and conflict studies and security studies in general"--
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1983-
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Kovras, Iosif
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary security studies
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  • Truth commissions
  • Human rights
  • Disappeared persons
  • Political violence
  • Spain
  • Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939)
  • Atrocities
  • Disappeared persons
  • Human rights
  • Political violence
  • Truth commissions
  • Cyprus
  • Spain
Label
Truth recovery and transitional justice : deferring human rights issues, Iosif Kovras
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780415638838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793224626
Label
Truth recovery and transitional justice : deferring human rights issues, Iosif Kovras
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 205 pages
Isbn
9780415638838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013038674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793224626

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