Transitional justice (TJ) is a set of policy mechanisms aimed at actively promoting human rights protections. It is broadly defined as the judicial and non-judicial processes designed to reckon with past human rights violations following periods of political turmoil, state repression, or armed conflict. This project analyses the success of TJ in achieving goals of improving democracy and human rights and ending conflict.
Latin American Centre
Francesca Lessa has been interviewed by TV channel, Canal 10, about the Uruguayan Supreme Court's decision to remove judge Mariana Mota from investigations into crimes perpetrated by the former dictatorship.
Last week, the LAC co-hosted a 2-day conference with King's College London entitled 'Democratic Brazil Ascendant'. The first day of the event was held in St Antony's College, Oxford, and the second day was at King's College London.
St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Seminar
Holding Power to Account: People and Government in Twenty-First Century Latin America
Timothy J. Power (University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies) has been elected Treasurer of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). His term in office will extend from 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2016.