The recommendations made by truth commissions in their reports may arguably have bearings on how societies heal and develop after military rule or armed internal conflict – intersecting and overlapping with good governance and development concerns. Yet, we know very little about whether, how, why, and which recommendations are in fact implemented – or not – and with what short-term and long-term effects. This panel invites participants to take stock of the implementation record of Latin American truth commissions from the early 1980s until today – and to bring in comparative perspectives from other parts of the world. We explore different typologies for classifying truth commission recommendations, as well as a methodology for how to collect and analyse data on this under-researched phenomenon.
Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador
Transitional Justice for Human Rights: The Legacy and Future of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
International Human Rights Institutions, Tribunals, and Courts. International Human Rights
Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins
Truth in transition. The role of truth commissions in political transitions in Chile and El Salvador
Overcoming the Limits of Legal Opportunity Structures: LGBT Rights’ Divergent Paths in Costa Rica and Colombia
Bruce M. Wilson,Camila Gianella
Latin American Politics and Society.
Access to What? Legal Agency and Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
Daniel M. Brinks
The Journal of Development Studies
Gendercide and marginalisation – An initial review of the knowledge base
Vibeke Wang, Magnus Hatlebakk, Liv Tønnessen, Ottar Mæstad, Kari Telle