Anti-Impunity and the Human Rights Agenda by Karen Engle,Zinaida Miller,D. M. Davis

By Karen Engle,Zinaida Miller,D. M. Davis

within the twenty-first century, scuffling with impunity has turn into either the rallying cry and a metric of development for human rights. the recent emphasis on legal prosecution represents a basic switch within the positions and priorities of scholars and practitioners of human rights and transitional justice: it has develop into near-unquestionable good judgment that felony punishment is a felony, political, and pragmatic primary for addressing human rights violations. This publication demanding situations that good judgment. It does so via cautious examine and important research that traits towards an anti-impunity norm in numerous institutional and geographical contexts, with an eye fixed towards the interplay between practices on the international and native degrees. Altogether the authors display how this laser concentrate on anti-impunity has created blind spots in perform and in scholarship that bring about a constricted reaction to human rights violations, a narrowed perception of justice, and an impoverished method of peace.

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