Truth commissions as a tool for the political and legal recognition of women's rights in the postconflict state

King, Amy Catherine (2013) Truth commissions as a tool for the political and legal recognition of women's rights in the postconflict state. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Truth commissions may serve as a model for the introduction or strengthening of women's rights in states where recognition has not historically been a priority. As evidence for the argument that truth commissions can play an important role in reinforcing women's rights in post-conflict states, I examine the case studies of Liberia and South Africa, and include a chapter advancing a normative argument for transitional justice in general, and truth commissions in particular, as a means of strengthening human rights practice. This paper adds to the existing transitional justice literature by examining the impact of truth commissions on the development of women's rights in the post-conflict state.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10808
Item ID: 10808
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 88-99).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Political Science
Date: 2013
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Women's rights--Political aspects--Liberia; Women's rights--Political aspects--South Africa; Truth commissions--Liberia; Truth commissions--South Africa; Liberians--Legal status, laws, etc; South Africans--Legal status, laws, etc.

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