Daily Archives: Monday, February 11, 2013

ToC: International Journal of Transitional Justice Table of Contents Alert

The latest Table of Contents for the International Journal of Transitional Justice has now been published by Oxford Journals.  This Table of Contents Alert is for Vol. 7, No. 1, (March 2013).

Details of the articles included in this volume are outlined as follows:

Editorial Note

Editorial Note
IJTJ 2013 7: 1-7
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Mapping Perpetrator Prosecutions in Latin America
Cath Collins, Lorena Balardini, and Jo-Marie Burt
IJTJ 2013 7: 8-28
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Transitional Justice and the Prevention of Torture
Lorna McGregor
IJTJ 2013 7: 29-51
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The Scope and Bounds of Transitional Justice and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Rosemary L. Nagy
IJTJ 2013 7: 52-73
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Fatal Knowledges: The Social and Political Legacies of Collaboration and Betrayal in Timor-Leste
Elizabeth F. Drexler
IJTJ 2013 7: 74-94
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The Victim’s Address: Expressivism and the Victim at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Maria Elander
IJTJ 2013 7: 95-115
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Reconciliation through Remembrance? War Memorials and the Victims of Vukovar
Janine Natalya Clark
IJTJ 2013 7: 116-135
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Remembering Complexity? Memorials for Nazi Victims in Berlin
Christiane Wilke
IJTJ 2013 7: 136-156
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Denial, Silence and the Politics of the Past: Unpicking the Opposition to Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland
Cheryl Lawther
IJTJ 2013 7: 157-177
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Review Essays

Judgment, Imagination and Critique in the Politics of Reconciliation
Alexander Keller Hirsch
IJTJ 2013 7: 178-185
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Transitional Justice: Power, Symbols and Political Science
Christopher K. Lamont
IJTJ 2013 7: 186-193
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Books Received

Books Received
IJTJ 2013 7: 194-195
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Call for papers: Europe at the Esge of Pluralism

Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki and the Poznan Human Rights Centre are pleased to announce a Conference ‘EUROPE AT THE EDGE OF PLURALISM: LEGAL ASPECTS OF DIVERSITY IN EUROPE’. The conference will be held in Poznan, Poland on 13-14 June 2013.

The conference seeks to address theoretical and practical responses of European legal systems to the era of diversity and includes following panels:

1. Multiculturalism – a New Identity for Europe?

2. Migration Law, Human Rights and Beyond 3. National minorities in Europe – a Need to (Re)Define?

4. Religion in a Diverse Europe – Between Identities and Freedom of Conscience?

5. Hate Speech Dilemmas in a Diverse Europe 6. Europe – Identities, Memory and Law 7. Borders of Pluralism

Abstracts of maximum 300 words, including name and affiliation, should be submitted by Friday 15th of February 2013 to law-diversity-conference@helsinki.fi, with an indication of the panel to which the abstract is proposed.

Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by 15th of March 2013.

Full-length papers (max 5000 words) should be submitted by 31st of May 2013.

Details and the call for papers can be found at:


Event: A Liberal Tide: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Policy-making

We are pleased to announce the following Refugee Law Initiative conference:

 A Liberal Tide: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Policy-making

Where:    The Senate Room, Senate House, University of London
When:     18 March 2013

This innovative conference addresses important developments in Latin American migration and asylum policies. It explores the significant contrast between the increasingly restrictive and securitized policies in the European Union and the United States and the development of migration and asylum law and policy in various Latin American countries during the past decade. Indeed, as the ‘global north’ focuses on national security, the “war on terrorism” and the global economic crisis, a number of Latin American countries – including Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico – have liberalized their immigration policies and/or formalized or extended their asylum legislation in ways which emphasise the protection of migrants’ rights. Is Latin America moving towards a liberal exceptionalism in the field of immigration and refugee policy-making? And what explains this liberal paradigm shift in Latin America?

The conference objective is to promote research dialogue on this important topic at three levels. First, it seeks to facilitate research collaboration among the emerging group of scholars (both PhD researchers and established academics) working on Latin American immigration and refugee law-making. Second, the conference seeks to build upon wider dialogue between Latin American and UK-based scholars in order to strengthen these links. Third, dialogue between academics and policy-makers will be stimulated.

Registration for the conference is now open. A limited number of places are available and will be allocated in order of registration. The registration fee is £30.00 for the general public and there is a £15.00 reduced price under certain conditions (students/retired/unwaged). Please book now using this link<http://link.event.ly/c/262/ccabc5cef7b01485b491f212dcb8409332bafb7fa85cc7c68cac7087665414ac>.

The programme details are available here<http://link.event.ly/c/262/ccabc5cef7b01485b491f212dcb8409332bafb7fa85cc7c6b0a9eb7d7be46557>.

Further details: rli@sas.ac.uk<mailto:rli@sas.ac.uk


Human rights investigations

In a response to a Freedom of Information request, the UK Foreign office has claimed that “ethnic cleansing has not taken place” in Tawergha.

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