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Transitions without Transitional Justice in Asia

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Authors
Kim, Sung Chull
Issue Date
2019-11
Publisher
The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.7 No.2, pp. 287-310
Keywords
context of violencelongevity of regimetransitional justicedemocratic transitionstate constructionregime building
Abstract
This article addresses the underexplored question of why some state violence cases in Asia are not followed by transitional justice even during a democratic transition.
It explicates the two factors that obstruct or delay seeking truth and accountability and thus bring impunity for perpetrators. One is the context in which the violence took place, and the other is longevity of the violent regime. If the violence occurs during a period of conflation of state construction and regime building, and if the perpetrators power persists long enough to be institutionalized, transitional justice is least likely to take place. Five cases of violence violence which were committed by anticommunist regimes during the Cold War in four Asian countries are explored.
ISSN
2288-2693 (print)
2288-2707 (online)
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/162860
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