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CMI Report | 2018

Comisiones de la Verdad de Chile: Verdad y Reparaciones como Política de Estado

Este informe reconstruye la actuación de las dos comisiones de verdad constituidas en Chile para dar cuenta de la responsabilidad estatal en las violaciones a los derechos humanos cometidas entre...
Sol Hourcade, Federico Ghelfi, Luz Palmás Zaldua, Marcela Perelman (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2018:14) 60 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Petroleum fund in Tanzania? Other alternatives may be better

The Government of Tanzania is looking for the best policies and institutional designs to turn future petroleum revenues into welfare, development and jobs. This Brief argues that the Tanzanian society...
Ragnar Torvik (2016)
Bergen & Dar es Salaam : Chr. Michelsen Institute & REPOA (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 10) 4 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American region. Based on rich historical...
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins (2016)
London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
CMI Insight | 2016

See you in court! Holding the military to account in Latin America

The courtroom has become an increasingly common meeting place for retired military officials, and victims and their families who have suffered various forms of abuse at the hands of the...
Elin Skaar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2)
U4 Report | 2015

Open government and transparency reform in Chile: Balancing leadership, ambition and implementation capacity

Chile is a successful open government reformer. The implementing agencies have achieved the targets set in the national action plans for transparency and access to information commitments. These reforms are...
Aránzazu Guillán (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2015:2)
Book Chapter | 2014

La transparencia en Chile: Una mirada internacional

Aranzazu Guillan Montero (2014)
in Juan Emilio Cheyre, Nicolas Cobo, ed.: Transparencia en Chile. Logros y desafios a cinco años de vigencia. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Book | 2013

La Democracia frente al poder Chile 1990-2010

La coalición de Partidos por la Democracia se propuso organizar a los grupos sociales para avanzar hacia una efectiva concertación social. Pero esta política fue reemplazada por una concepción del...
Augusto Varas (2013)
Catalonia
Book Chapter | 2013

Constitutional grafts and social rights in Latin America

The 1917 Mexican Constitution, which was adopted after a revolutionary period, decisively changed the history of Latin American constitutional- ism. Gradually, following its adoption, most countries in the region began...
Roberto Gargarella (2013)
in Elgar Press: Order from Transfer. Comparative constitutional design and legal culture. Northhampton: Elgar Press pp. 322-457
Book | 2011

Judicial independence and human rights in Latin America: Violations, politics and prosecution

In many Latin American countries, former military officers are now facing charges of torture, murder, forced disappearance, and genocide committed under the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s. Why is...
Elin Skaar (2011)
New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 297 p.
Book | 2010

The legal foundations of inequality. Constitutionalism in the Americas 1776-1860

The long revolutionary movements that gave birth to constitutional democracies in the Americas were founded on egalitarian constitutional ideals. They claimed that all men were created equal and with similar...
Roberto Gargarella (2010)
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press 273 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2008

The Mapuche People's Battle for Indigenous Land. Litigation as a Strategy to Defend Indigenous Land Rights

Land is the foundation for the economic sustenance of indigenous peoples and for the continued survival of their cultures. One of the major problems faced by indigenous peoples is the...
Anne Skjævestad (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2008: 3) 23 p.
Edited Book | 2008

Taxation and State Building in Developing Countries

Developing countries face new and pressing challenges as they strive to build more effective and accountable public institutions. These difficulties differ from those experienced historically by OECD countries, yet patterns...
Deborah Bräutigam, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Mick Moore (Eds.) (2008)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Journal Article | 2007

Symposium: Courts and the Marginalized: Comparative Perspectives

Those landmark cases where courts have assertively defended the rights of poor, vulnerable, or insular groups-such as homosexuals, refugees, or indigenous peoples-even in the face of social hostility and indifference,...
Siri Gloppen and Rachel Sieder (2007)
in International Journal of Constitutional Law Vol 5 no. 2 April pp. 183-186
Journal Article | 2007

"Legal Development and Human Rights in Uruguay: 1985-2002"

This article attempts to explain why Uruguayan judges have lagged behind judges in Chile and Argentina in the prosecution of the military for human rights violations committed during the dictatorship...
Elin Skaar (2007)
in Human Rights Review vol. 8 no. 2 January-March pp. 52-70
Master's Thesis | 2006

The Judicial Protection of Tolerance in Chile and Argentina. Explaining Freedom of Expression Jurisprudence, 1990-2003

This thesis seeks to assess the factors which affect the judicial behaviour of the Chilean and Argentinean supreme courts in freedom of expression cases. The freedom of expression has many...
Trine Lauvsnes (2006)
Bergen 129 p.
Book | 2005

Los Fundamentos Legales de la Desigualdad. El Constitucionalismo en America (1776-1860)

Roberto Gargarella (2005)
Madrid: Siglo 304 p.
Edited Book | 2004

Democratization and the judiciary. The accountability function of courts in new democracies

This volume examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside of...
Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (eds.) (2004)
London: Frank Cass 210 p.
Journal Article | 2003

Søramerikanske militære for retten: Kva skal til?

Title: The Prosecution of Military Officers in Latin America This article analyses why judges in Argentina and Chile since the mid-1990s have displayed an increased willingness and ability to prosecute the...
Elin Skaar (2003)
in Mennesker og rettigheter vol. 21 no. 3 pp. 277-291
Edited Book | 2003

Democratization and the Judiciary. The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Special issue of 'Democratization 'vol.10 (2003) no.4

This special issue examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa. Are the courts able to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside...
Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (2003)
London: Frank Cass 234 p.