Transitional Justice

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How should newly democratic regimes deal with the crimes of previous regimes?

Instructions

  1. Summarize the potential responses to earlier repressive regimes that successor regimes can use. What factors appear to determine which of these options can be used?
  2. Summarize some cases. Which newly democratic countries have tried to address the crimes of past regimes, and why? Should they have tried? Should they have done more?

Resources

  1. Articles tagged transitional justice in our course bibliography are a good starting point for research.


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