Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile by Alexandra Barahona De Brito

Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile

byAlexandra Barahona De Brito

Hardcover | January 1, 1997

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This insightful new work analyses the attempts by Chile and Uruguay to resolve the human rights violations conflicts inherited from military dictatorships. The author focuses on how the post-transitional democratic governments dealt with demmands for official recognition of the truth aboutthe human rights violations committed by the military regimes and for punishment of those guilty of committing or ordering those offences. Alexandra DeBrito sheds light on the political conditions which permitted - or prevented - the politics of truth-telling and justice under these successorregimes. This is the first study to make comparative assessment of human rights abuse in Uruguay and Chile in this way. The author contends that the experiences of these countries offer formative examples of attempts to tackle fundamental aspects of the policies of transition and democratization. Shemakes an original contribution to our understanding of the key political, legal, and moral issues involved.

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Alexandra Barahona de Brito is at Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Lisbon.

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Title:Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and ChileFormat:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198280386

ISBN - 13:9780198280385

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`although the author does not provide a fully developed theory of transition and truth-telling, the lessons of this compelling book can be extended to other least likely cases, such as Paraguay and South Africa.'International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol.46, July 1997