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Reframing Mass Violence: Transitional Justice and Human Rights, Jan. 23, 2014

Transitional Justice: Seeking Truth and Accountability for Systematic Human Rights Violations

Barbara Frey, Director, Human Rights Program


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Countries emerging from repression, armed conflict, or mass atrocities have sought ways to address the past as a part of their transition into new forms of governance and citizenship. In this introduction to the topic, Barbara Frey will review some of the methods and mechanisms that have been developed by national and international actors, including public memorials, truth commissions, and national or international criminal prosecutions to assist societies to transition away from their repressive pasts.

Session 1 in the public, one-credit course Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America and Southern Europe.

Organized by the IAS Reframing Mass Violence Research Collaborative. Cosponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

This event occurred January 23, 2014, 3:00-4:30pm, in 235 Nolte Center.portraits_resized

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