CfP | Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice | Oxford | 7 jan. 2018

GDRI Literature and democracy (XIXth- XXIst centuries) : theoretical, historical and comparative approaches

 

LITERATURE, DEMOCRACY AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
18, 19, & 20 MARCH 2018
ST JOHN’S COLLEGE and MAISON FRANÇAISE D’OXFORD
OXFORD

 

An international colloquium
This CALL FOR PAPERS is restricted to the members of the GDRI

 

Transitional Justice is a relatively new phenomenon, which may have seemed to emerge
suddenly at the end of the 1980s, at the end of the Cold War. The massive emergence of
transitional justice at the international level has, for this reason, been described in terms
of “justice cascade” of both cultural and political nature (K. Sikkink, 2011). While its
juridical origins, according to scholars, are to be found in the post war Nuremberg
(imprescriptibility of crimes) and its historical origins in Argentina (1983) (with
precedents in Greece and Portugal), it has been applied more to former colonies and
emerging democracies, in Eastern Europe, South Africa and parts of Africa and the
Middle East. It was first implemented after the fall of the military dictatorships in
Argentina, then in Chile, in the context of what has been called “the third wave of
democratization” and as part of the reflections aimed at organizing the transition from
dictatorial regimes to democratic regimes.

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