Women and Transitional Justice: The Experience of Women as Participants

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Lisa Yarwood
Routledge, Dec 12, 2012 - Law - 232 pages
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This book discusses the evolving principle of transitional justice in public international law and international relations from the female perspective at a time when the concept is increasingly recognised by the international community as an effective framework in which to negotiate and manage a community’s post-conflict transition to peace and stability. The book adopts a gender lens with a particular focus on women’s direct experiences and perceptions either as intended beneficiaries of transitional justice (TJ), protagonists in that process or as practitioners, in order to present a unique view in relation to the development of TJ. The range of experiences and knowledge in this collection provides a fresh and unique perspective through its blend of theory and practice.

This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of law, political science and gender studies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Role of Women in Addressing New Zealands Colonial Past
8
Mainstreaming Gender in Transitional Justice Processes
34
Different Needs Equal Opportunities
54
The Inclusion of Refugee Women in Transitional Justice Initiatives
75
What Does Gender Have to Do with It?
97
The Fate of Female Rape Victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina
119
7 A Tool for Reconciling Gender and Customary Law
137
Advancing the Womens Rights Agenda
157
Gender and Transitional Justice
184
Conclusion
198
Bibliography
204
Index
209
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About the author (2012)

Dr Lisa Yarwood specialises in transitional justice and state accountability. She is an independent consultant having worked in academic positions in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and undertaken practical placements with the ICTR in Tanzania, and in Costa Rica and Panama.

 

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