Unravelling Atrocity: Between Transitional Justice and History in Rwanda and Sierra Leone

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Historian and international law scholar Thijs Bouwknegt analyzes how transitional justice and history have taken quite different paths in the aftermaths of the Rwandan genocide and Sierra Leone civil war. Bouwknegt examines how legal findings relate to the production of knowledge and the construction of historiography in the context of mass atrocities in the two cases. The chapter is based on a close examination of the legal trials of Théoneste Bagosora and Charles Taylor. It details how prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) struggled to unveil the rationales behind the Rwandan genocide and civil war in Sierra Leone, and offers an understanding of how these discrepancies come about and impact the historical record.
Originele taal-2Engels
SubtitelNew Perspectives on Causes, Courses and Consequences
RedacteurenUgur Ungor
Plaats van productieAmsterdam
UitgeverijAmsterdam University Press
ISBN van geprinte versie9789089645241
StatusGepubliceerd - 13 jan. 2016

Publicatie series

NaamNIOD Series on War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
UitgeverijAmsterdam University Press


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