My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity
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BeschreibungTackling the crucial issue of our day--the rebuilding of countries following ethnic cleansing and genocide, this book evaluates the role of trials and tribunals with regard to social reconstruction and reconciliation. The voices of the people of Rwanda and Yugoslavia are heard through the results of extensive surveys and recorded conversations. Their thoughts of past and future controversially conclude that international and local trials have little relevance to reconciliation. The contributors find that communities interpret justice far more broadly than defined by the international community and the relationship of trauma to a desire for trials is not clear-cut. An ecological model of social reconstruction is proposed, suggesting that coordinated multi-systematic strategies must be implemented if social repair is to occur. Finally, the contributors suggest that, while trials are essential to combat impunity and punish the guilty, their strengths and limitations must be acknowledged. Eric Stover is Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) until December 1995. He has served on several investigations as an "Expert on Mission" to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. He is author of (with photographer Gilles Peress) The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar (Scalo Verlag Ac, 1998), War Crimes in the Balkans: Medicine Under Siege in the former Yugoslavia 1991-1995 (Physicians for Human Rights, 1996), Landmines: A Deadly Legacy (Physicians for Human Rights, 1993) and co-author (with Christopher Joyce) of Witnesses fromthe Grave (Little Brown, 1992) and The Breaking of Bodies and Minds: Torture, Psychiatric Abuse, and the Health Professions (W.H. Freeman & Co., 1985) Harvey M. Weinstein is Clinical Professor in the Joint Medical Program at the University of California, Berkeley. He has d
InhaltsverzeichnisList of contributors; Foreword Ariel Dorfman; Acknowledgments; Introduction: conflict, justice and reclamation Harvey M. Weinstein and Eric Stover; Part I. Institutional Approaches to Justice: Introduction; 1. A world unto itself? The application of international justice in the former Yugoslavia Laurel E. Fletcher and Harvey M. Weinstein; 2. Legal responses to genocide in Rwanda Alison des Forges and Timothy Longman; 3. Localizing justice: gacaca courts in post-genocide Rwanda Urusaro Alice Karekezi, Alphonse Nshimiyimana and Beth Mutamba; 4. Exhumation of mass graves: balancing legal and humanitarian needs Eric Stover and Rachel Shigekane; 5. Witnesses and the promise of justice in The Hague Eric Stover; 6. Reparations in the aftermath of repression and mass violence Naomi Roht-Arriaza; Part II. Social Reconstruction and Justice: Introduction; 7. Neighbors again? Intercommunity relations after ethnic cleansing Dinka Corkalo, Dean Ajdukovic, Harvey M. Weinstein, Eric Stover, Dino Djipa and Miklos Biro; 8. Memory, identity, and community in Rwanda Timothy Longman and Theoneste Rutagengwa; 9. Attitudes toward justice and social reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia Miklos Biro, Dean Ajdukovic, Dinka Corkalo, Dina Djipa, Petar Milin and Harvey M. Weinstein; 10. Connecting justice to human experience: attitudes toward accountability and reconciliation in Rwanda Timothy Longman, Phuong Pham and Harvey M. Weinstein; 11. Public education and social reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Dinka Corkalo, Naomi Levy, Dino Abazovic, Bronwyn Leebaw, Dean Ajdukovic, Dino Djipa and Harvey M. Weinstein; 12. Confronting the past in Rwandan schools Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Deo Kambanda, Beth Lewis Samuelson, Innocent Mugisha, Immaculee Mukashema, Evode Mukama, Jean Mutabaruka, Harvey M. Weinstein and Timothy Longman; Part III. Survivors and Justice: Introduction; 13. Art out of the rubble Pamela Blotner; 14. Trust and betrayal in war Dean Ajdukovic and Dinka Corkalo; 15. Empathy and rehumanization after mass violence Jodi Halpern and Harvey M. Weinstein; Conclusion: a common objective, a universe of alternatives Eric Stover and Harvey M. Weinstein; Index.
PortraitEric Stover is Director of the Human Rights Center and an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of Caifornia, Berkeley. Harvey M. Weinstein is Associate Director of the Human Rights Center and a Clinical Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.
Pressestimmen"Harvey Weinstein and Eric Stover's edited collection represents, to my knowledge, the first book-length effort to empirically assess the process of social reconstruction and reconciliation in several post-conflict societies, and to ask, what evidence is there for the claims made by international lawyers and others?...This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the emergent transitional justice "industry," as a caution against hubris and simple-minded therapeutic claims, and as a corrective to intoxicating beliefs in the power of international interventions in post-conflict societies." - Global Law Books, Hehal Buhta, NYU School of Law
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 372 Seiten