Overcoming impunity in the age of human rights accountability?
The notion of the "justice cascade" and "justice revolution" suggests that few barriers exist to overcoming impunity for past human rights violations in today's world.
Leigh Payne's recent research on amnesty laws shows, however, that amnesties have persisted despite the shift toward accountability for past human rights violations. This presentation will explore those findings as well as other troubling barriers to accountability. It considers what factors need to be in place to promote pathways to accountability as well as the factors that continue to block those pathways.
Discussant: Camila Gianella (CMI)
Hosted by Cluster on Rights and Legal Institutions (CMI)