‘Settling Accounts’ Revisited: Reconciling Global Norms with Local Agency

  title={‘Settling Accounts’ Revisited: Reconciling Global Norms with Local Agency},
  author={Diane F. Orentlicher},
  journal={International Journal of Transitional Justice},
  • Diane F. Orentlicher
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Political Science, Law
  • International Journal of Transitional Justice
In the mid- to late-1980s, the discourse of transitional justice was shaped above all by the experience of countries in Latin America, where military forces continued to exercise autonomous power even after ceding formal authority to democratically elected governments. In this setting, while human rights professionals agreed that fledgling democracies should undertake prosecutions in accordance with their international legal obligations, they were divided over the question of whether further… 
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