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.
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
Movimiento transnacional contra el derecho al aborto en América Latina
El aborto en América Latina Estrategias jurídicas para luchar por su legalización y enfrentar las resistencias conservadoras
Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador
The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change
Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen
Political determinants of sustainable development goals
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado
Family law reform in Sudan: A never ending story?
Samia al-Nagar and Liv Tønnessen
Missing from the picture: Men imprisoned for ‘moral crimes’ in Afghanistan
Aziz Hakimi, Torunn Wimpelmann
An increasing number of Muslim women in politics: A step towards complementarity, not equality