When the shooting stops: How transitional justice turns knowledge into acknowledgment

Journal Article (Journal Article)

When the president of Colombia shook hands with the leader of FARC, the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere was over, but ensuring peace after the official end of the fighting is never straightforward. Using examples from Northern Ireland, Argentina, and Chile, author Robin Kirk argues that a formal reckoning with the past can help a nation like Colombia heal, especially when a balance between retribution and absolution is found.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kirk, R

Published Date

  • September 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 44

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-0924

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-2775

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1215/07402775-3712993

Citation Source

  • Scopus