Reflections on international humanitarian law and transitional justice: lessons to be learnt from the Latin American experience

International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 88 Number 862, June 2006
Elizabeth Salmón
Publication Year
The Americas
Thematic Area
Law & Policies / Mechanisms
Criminal Justice / Human Rights / Law – International / Reconciliation / Right to Know/Truth / Transitional Justice
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Compliance with or violations of international humanitarian law during an armed conflict undoubtedly influence the conduct of the judiciary, the situations of the victims and the correlation of forces in the post-conflict society. This article seeks to determine the influence of international humanitarian law on the transitional justice process. The author examines the specific experience of certain Latin American states that have been deeply affected by serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.