Human Rights in Processes of Democratisation

  title={Human Rights in Processes of Democratisation},
  author={Manuel Antonio Garret{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  pages={221 - 234}
  • M. Garretón
  • Published 1 February 1994
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
This paper will explore the problématique of human rights in processes of political democratisation, specifically in the case of transitions from military to democratic regimes, and mostly in the Southern Cone of Latin America. It is, therefore, a historically-bounded analysis, rather than a more general enquiry into issues of human rights in the contemporary era. The construction of a general theory cannot be undertaken without consideration of the diversity of human rights experiences… 

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