Critical Human Rights
Interdisciplinary in nature, Critical Human Rights publishes empirically grounded and theoretically innovative work. The series emphasizes research that opens new ways to conceptualize and examine human rights. Books in the Critical Human Rights series transcend simplified accounts of perpetrators and victims, resist triumphalist narratives, emphasize the importance of local perception, incorporate socioeconomic rights, and anticipate human rights problems of the future.
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Inside Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts
Seeking Justice after Genocide
“This masterful study provides a balanced, nuanced assessment of Rwanda’s local courts, showing how diverse social dynamics influenced both the operations of gacaca and its outcomes in different local communities. Essential reading for anyone interested in transitional justice and conflict resolution, in Rwanda and beyond.”
Casebound $65.00 s
Trauma, Taboo, and Truth-Telling
Listening to Silences in Postdictatorship Argentina
“Opens our ears to silences and their meanings. Gates-Madsen persuasively shows how the unsaid shapes memories of the traumatic past. An outstanding contribution to the study of human rights memory.”
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State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence
Campesinos, Refugees, and Collective Action in the Salvadoran Civil War
Court of Remorse
Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda