Transitional justice in the Asia-Pacific

Renée Jeffery, Hun Joon Kim

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The question of how the human rights violations of previous regimes and past periods of conflict ought to be addressed is one of the most pressing concerns facing governments and policy makers today. New democracies and states in the fragile post-conflict peace-settlement phase are confronted by the need to make crucial decisions about whether to hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable for their actions and, if so, the mechanisms they ought to employ to best achieve that end. This is the first book to examine the ways in which states and societies in the Asia-Pacific region have navigated these difficult waters. Drawing together several of the world's leading experts on transitional justice with Asia-Pacific regional and country specialists it provides an overview of the processes and practices of transitional justice in the region as well as detailed analysis of the cases of Cambodia; Sri Lanka; Aceh, Indonesia; South Korea; the Solomon Islands; and East Timor.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages312
ISBN (Electronic)9781139628914
ISBN (Print)9781107040373
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Social Sciences


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