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Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Written by experts on the subject with direct participation experience in Chile's transitional justice efforts

  • Offers an overview of transitional justice measures implemented in Chile since the start of the democratic transition

  • Explores the complexity and incompleteness of many aspects of the Chilean transition

Part of the book series: Memory Politics and Transitional Justice (MPTJ)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Human Rights and Transitional Justice

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 1-28
  3. Chilean Recent History

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 29-64
  4. Searching for the Truth

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 65-89
  5. Reparations for the Victims

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 91-110
  6. Memorializing and Commemorating

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 111-136
  7. Investigating and Condemning the Perpetrators

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 137-154
  8. “Never Again” and Guarantees of Non-repetition

    • Hugo Rojas, Miriam Shaftoe
    Pages 155-173
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 175-208

About this book

‘Hugo Rojas and Miriam Shaftoe’s analysis of the human rights abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship and the transitional justice policies that have been implemented in Chile in the past thirty years sheds light on both the successes and failures of these policies and their implications for Chilean politics and society. By connecting the evolution of human rights to the power of Chile’s multiple political actors, the authors are able to provide an in-depth and detailed analysis of both the policies and the forces behind those policies. This book is essential to understand not only the human rights abuses of the Pinochet dictatorship and the policies that followed, but also the difficulties in achieving any substantial policy changes and success in a divided society.’

—Silvia Borzutzky, Professor of Polical Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

 
This book offers a synthesis of the main achievements and pending challenges during the thirty years of transitional justice in Chile after Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. The Chilean experience provides useful comparative perspectives for researchers, students and human rights activists engaged in transitional justice processes around the world. The first chapter explains the theoretical foundations of human rights and transitional justice. The second chapter discusses the main historical milestones in Chile’s recent history which have defined the course of the process of transitional justice. The following chapters provide an overview of the key elements of transitional justice in Chile: truth, reparations, memory, justice, and guarantees of non-repetition.

Hugo Rojas is Professor of Sociology of Law and Human Rights in the Faculty of Law, Alberto Hurtado University, and Researcher in the Millenium Institute on Violence and Democracy Research (VIODEMOS), Chile.

Miriam Shaftoe is Research Assistant on Human Rights and Transitional Justice in the Faculty of Law, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile. She studied Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Keywords

  • human rights
  • transitional justice
  • memory
  • history of transitional justice in Chile
  • reparations
  • memorialization
  • non repetition
  • democratic transition
  • democracy
  • Latin American politics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile

    Hugo Rojas

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

    Miriam Shaftoe

About the authors

Hugo Rojas is Professor of Sociology of Law and Human Rights in the Faculty of Law, Alberto Hurtado University, and Researcher in the Millenium Institute on Violence and Democracy Research (VIODEMOS), Chile.

Miriam Shaftoe is Research Assistant on Human Rights and Transitional Justice in the Faculty of Law, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile. She studied Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

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eBook USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-81182-2
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)