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Rethinking Resistance to Transitional Justice

Briony Jones and Thomas Brudholm

resistance has been clearly displayed where transitional justice has accommodated the advocacy of forgiveness. This is curious since forgiveness is conventionally imagined as a gift or a victim prerogative. Technically speaking, forgiveness is elective

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Analyzing Resistance to Transitional Justice

What Can We Learn from Hybridity?

Briony Jones

justice process and the Nazi regime in Germany, argues that the refusal to forgive and reconcile “can be the reflex expression of a moral protest and ambition that might be as permissible and admirable as the posture of forgiveness” (2008: 4). He goes on

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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

main quality sought in civil parties testifying in Case 001 proceedings. By excluding behaviors, emotions, or identities that appear to refuse forgiveness and reconciliation, 14 transitional justice mechanisms thus exercise power on victims, 15 and

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

, Thomas Brudholm and Valerie Rosoux (2009) argue that moral resistance to the “advocacy of forgiveness” in the transitional justice context is both explicable and justifiable. Other examples of policy-specific resistance include anger surrounding the

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Amanda J. Reinke

, juvenile courts, and detention centers attempting to right the harms created from conflict and to teach principles such as respect, honesty, empathy, and forgiveness. He espouses these principles and, like many restorative justice practitioners in the

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Bülent Diken

“feels really bad about it. He wants to come over and kiss your hand for forgiveness”; İsmail “just came out of prison, he hasn’t sorted himself out yet. Nobody gives him a job”). Aydın responds only to the smell of Hamdi’s feet: “Sorry, just a minute. It

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

–23). Scenes of conversation between Mateo, who “speaks with an Augustinian accent” (p. 22), and the author about episodes and periods in Mateo’s unsteady life are captured in sections of the book titled “Forgiveness,” “Hamsters,” “Pangs,” “Service,” “Captivity

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Violence and Identification

Everyday Ethnic Identity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Torsten Kolind

they had to live with the consequences of such antagonistic feelings (see also Jansen 2006 ). What we see instead, to paraphrase Das and Kleinman (2001: 16) , are not necessarily grand narratives of forgiveness and redemption, but small local stories

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

January . . Minow , Martha . 1998 . Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence

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Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

the Impact of Punishment and Forgiveness: A Framework for Evaluating Transitional Justice .” International Review of the Red Cross 88 , no. 861 : 1 – 29 . 10.1017/S1816383106000038 Heydemann , Steven . 2004 . Networks of Privilege in the Middle