Transitional Justice and the Inter-American Human Rights System in Peru: The Role of Anti- and Pro-compliance Constituencies

  • Bruno Boti Bernardi
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


Bernardi evaluates the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights System’s (IAHRS) transitional justice (TJ) norms in Peru, with a special focus on domestic human rights trials. The chapter argues that the impact of the IAHRS depends on the domestic political context, particularly the relative balance of power between constituencies that are anti- or pro-compliance. By analysing the mobilisation for and against TJ after the fall of Fujimori and in the subsequent period, Bernardi explores how political shifts between anti- and pro-compliance constituencies have produced different levels of impact over time, yielding TJ advancements that were subsequently reversed. The chapter concludes that as the political context within a country varies, domestic circumstances favourable to the impact of the IAHRS may change over time.


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  • Bruno Boti Bernardi
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  1. 1.Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD)Dourados-MSBrazil

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