This book discusses the evolving principle of transitional justice in public international law and international relations from the female perspective at a time when the concept is increasingly recognised by the international community as an effective framework in which to negotiate and manage a community’s post-conflict transition to peace and stability. The book adopts a gender lens with a particular focus on women’s direct experiences and perceptions either as intended beneficiaries of transitional justice (TJ), protagonists in that process or as practitioners, in order to present a unique view in relation to the development of TJ. The range of experiences and knowledge in this collection provides a fresh and unique perspective through its blend of theory and practice.This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of law, political science and gender studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Edith Brown-Weiss Introduction, Lisa Yarwood Part 1: The Recognition and Contribution of Women in Transitional Justice Theory 1. Intersectional Feminist Theory for Transitional Society, Eilish Rooney 2. The Recognition of Gender Crimes in the International Courts, Caroline Fournet 3. Denial, Impunity and Transitional Justice: The Fate of Female Rape Victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Clotilde Pegorier 4. Women, Peace and Security: Mainstreaming Gender in Transitional Justice Processes, Amy Barrow Part 2: Women as Protagonists in the Transitional Justice Process 5. The Role of Women Asylum Seekers in International Transitional Justice Processes in the Conflict State and the Asylum State, Sarah Maddox 6. Women as Post Conflict Community Builders:The East Timor Experience, Nicole Turner 7. The Role of International Prosecutors in Facilitating Transitional Justice for Women, Andra Mobberley Part 3:Women as Participants in Transitional Justice 8. The Legacy of Gender Issues at the ICTR, Clair Duffy 9. Promoting Gender in Transitional Justice Processes: The Role of the United Nations, Nahla Valji 10. Protecting the Rights of the Girl Child in Transitional Justice, Annelotte Dekker 11. Women Survivors and Transitional Justice, Polly Dewhirst 12. Gender and Transitional Justice in South Africa, Helen Scanlon Part 4: The Role of Women in Non-Traditional Transitional Justice Processes 13. Women, Transitional Justice and Indigenous Conflict: The Role of Women in Addressing New Zealand’s Colonial Past, Lisa Yarwood 14. Reparations in Latin America from a Gender Perspective, Catalina Diaz 15. Julissa Mantilla 16. Conclusion, Lisa Yarwood
Dr Lisa Yarwood specialises in transitional justice and state accountability. She is an independent consultant having worked in academic positions in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and undertaken practical placements with the ICTR in Tanzania, and in Costa Rica and Panama.