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Civil society and transitional justice in Asia and the Pacific

Civil society and transitional justice in Asia and the Pacific / edited by Lia Kent, Joanne Wallis and Claire Cronin.
Acton, ACT : ANU Press, 2019.
Physical Description
x, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Over the last two decades, civil society has helped catalyse responses to the legacies of violent conflicts and oppressive political regimes in Asia and the Pacific. Civil society has advocated for the establishment of criminal trials and truth commissions, monitored their operations and pushed for take-up of their recommendations. It has also initiated community-based transitional justice responses. Yet, there has been little in-depth examination of the breadth and diversity of these roles. This book addresses this gap by analysing the heterogeneity of civil society transitional justice activity in Asia and the Pacific. Based upon empirically grounded case studies of Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Fiji, this book illustrates that civil society actors can have different - and sometimes competing - priorities, resources and approaches to transitional justice. Their work is also underpinned by diverse understandings of 'justice'. By reflecting on the richness of this activity, this book advances contemporary debates about transitional justice and civil society. It will also be a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners working on Asia and the Pacific.
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December 04, 2020
Pacific series.
Pacific series
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction: Civil society and transitional justice in Asia and the Pacific / Lia Kent, Joanne Wallis and Claire Cronin
Part 1. Timor-Leste and Indonesia. Rethinking 'civil society' and 'victim-centred' transitional justice in Timor-Leste / Lia Kent ; Justice within the National Imaginary: Civil society and societal transition in Timor-Leste / Damian Grenfell ; The omnipresent past: Rethinking transitional justice through digital storytelling on Indonesia's 1965 violence / Ken Setiawan
Part 2. Cambodia and Myanmar. The evolution of Cambodian civil society's involvement with victim participation at the Khmer Rouge trials / Christoph Sperfeldt and Jeudy Oeung ; Showing now: The Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia / Rachel Hughes ; Myanmar's transition without justice / Catherine Renshaw
Part 3. The Pacific Islands. The role played by reconciliation in social reconstruction in Bougainville / Joanne Wallis ; Between kastom, church and commercialisation: Reconciliations on Bougainville as a form of 'transitional justice'? / Volker Boege ; Vernacularising 'child rights' in Melanesian secondary schools: Implications for transitional justice / David Oakeshott ; Mis-selling transitional justice: The confused role of faith-based actors and Christianity in Solomon Islands' Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Claire Cronin.
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