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.
What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago
A new conservative social movement? Latin America’s regional strategies to restrict abortion rights
Camila Gianella Malca, Rachel Sieder, Angelica Peñas, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado
Demanding Justice and Security: Indigenous Women and Legal Pluralities in Latin America
Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights
Samia El Nagar, Liv Tønnessen