Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Transitional justice and cultural contexts: learning from the Universality debate

Lieselotte Viaene UGent and Eva Brems UGent (2010) NETHERLANDS QUARTERLY OF HUMAN RIGHTS. 28(2). p.199-224
abstract
Whenever a society faces the difficult process of substantial political transition after a period of gross human rights violations, the issues of justice, reconciliation, truth and reparation appear on the agenda. They form the key concepts of the emerging global paradigm of transitional justice. This booming field is faced with several unresolved and contested issues one of which is a criticism based on local and cultural particularities. In this article it is argued that it is useful to draw lessons from the universality-diversity debate in international human rights law and confront them with local and cultural challenges that arise in the transitional justice context. It seems that the ideal of inclusiveness that remains hard to realise in human rights law, despite theoretical consensus, might have better chances of being put in practice in transitional justice initiatives.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
SIERRA-LEONE, HUMAN-RIGHTS, RECONCILIATION, TRUTH
journal title
NETHERLANDS QUARTERLY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Neth. Q. Hum. Rights
volume
28
issue
2
pages
199 - 224
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000279187000003
JCR category
LAW
JCR rank
128/128 (2010)
JCR quartile
4 (2010)
ISSN
0169-3441
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
901783
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-901783
date created
2010-03-11 14:17:51
date last changed
2011-09-01 00:30:49
@article{901783,
  abstract     = {Whenever a society faces the difficult process of substantial political transition after a period of gross human rights violations, the issues of justice, reconciliation, truth and reparation appear on the agenda. They form the key concepts of the emerging global paradigm of transitional justice. This booming field is faced with several unresolved and contested issues one of which is a criticism based on local and cultural particularities. In this article it is argued that it is useful to draw lessons from the universality-diversity debate in international human rights law and confront them with local and cultural challenges that arise in the transitional justice context. It seems that the ideal of inclusiveness that remains hard to realise in human rights law, despite theoretical consensus, might have better chances of being put in practice in transitional justice initiatives.},
  author       = {Viaene, Lieselotte and Brems, Eva},
  issn         = {0169-3441},
  journal      = {NETHERLANDS QUARTERLY OF HUMAN RIGHTS},
  keyword      = {SIERRA-LEONE,HUMAN-RIGHTS,RECONCILIATION,TRUTH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {199--224},
  title        = {Transitional justice and cultural contexts: learning from the Universality debate},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Viaene, Lieselotte, and Eva Brems. 2010. “Transitional Justice and Cultural Contexts: Learning from the Universality Debate.” Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 28 (2): 199–224.
APA
Viaene, L., & Brems, E. (2010). Transitional justice and cultural contexts: learning from the Universality debate. NETHERLANDS QUARTERLY OF HUMAN RIGHTS, 28(2), 199–224.
Vancouver
1.
Viaene L, Brems E. Transitional justice and cultural contexts: learning from the Universality debate. NETHERLANDS QUARTERLY OF HUMAN RIGHTS. 2010;28(2):199–224.
MLA
Viaene, Lieselotte, and Eva Brems. “Transitional Justice and Cultural Contexts: Learning from the Universality Debate.” NETHERLANDS QUARTERLY OF HUMAN RIGHTS 28.2 (2010): 199–224. Print.