Political Science 3388E Lecture Notes - Martha Minow, Kofi Annan, Restorative Justice

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12:26 pm o o: takes place in societies that are in transition. Part of this is the rebuilding of the justice sector. There has been no formal government for 20 years. After gross violations of human rights, societies are starting to struggle o with those violations, and ask questions. They are intrinsically linked with the study of human rights for three o reasons. Deals explicitly with gross violations of human rights. And for preventing the kind of immunity from prosecution that we often find in states that just had human rights violations. Assisting in the rebuilding of the system of courts that are necessary for a functioning democratic society. Mechanisms adopted tend to reflect the kinds of human rights abuses o that were committed. Also reflect the social & political conditions that come after the. Correspond with ideas of how justice needs to be done. And about why justice needs to be done.

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