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
Overcoming the Limits of Legal Opportunity Structures: LGBT Rights’ Forking Paths in Costa Rica and Colombia
Bruce M. Wilson,Camila Gianella
Latin American Politics and Society.
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
What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago
Life skills in non-formal contexts for adolescent girls in developing countries
Kendra Dupuy, Sosina Bezu, Are Knudsen, Sandra Halvorsen, Christina Kwauk (Brookings Institution), Amanda Braga (Brookings Institution), Helyn Kim (Brookings Institution)