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Reflections on international humanitarian law and transitional justice: lessons to be learnt from the Latin American experience

30-06-2006 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 862, by Elizabeth Salmón G.

This article seeks to determine the influence of international humanitarian law on the transitional justice process. The author examines the specific experience of certain Latin American states that have been deeply affected by serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

   

Elizabeth Salmón,
Ph.D., is a professor and academic coordinator of masters studies in human rights at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru 

 
Abstract 
Compliance with or violations of international humanitarian law during an armed conflict undoubtedly influence the conduct of the judiciary, the situations of the victims and the correlation of forces in the post-conflict society. This article seeks to determine the influence of international humanitarian law on the transitional justice process. The author examines the specific experience of certain Latin American states that have been deeply affected by serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.  

   
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