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By Karen Engle,Zinaida Miller,D. M. Davis

within the twenty-first century, struggling with impunity has develop into either the rallying cry and a metric of development for human rights. the hot emphasis on felony prosecution represents a primary swap within the positions and priorities of scholars and practitioners of human rights and transitional justice: it has turn into near-unquestionable logic that legal punishment is a felony, political, and pragmatic vital for addressing human rights violations. This publication demanding situations that logic. It does so via cautious study and demanding research that developments towards an anti-impunity norm in quite a few institutional and geographical contexts, with a watch towards the interplay between practices on the worldwide and native degrees. Altogether the authors show how this laser specialise in anti-impunity has created blind spots in perform and in scholarship that lead to a constricted reaction to human rights violations, a narrowed notion of justice, and an impoverished method of peace.

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