Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Antje du Bois-Pedain.|
|LC Classifications||DT1974.2 .D83 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxvi, 391 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||391|
|LC Control Number||2008295192|
is a platform for academics to share research papers. That South Africa’s de factocolony of Namibia became independentthrough a relatively peaceful process and emerged as a liberal democracy in March was an essential preliminary to the South African transition that followed. The transition in South Africa can be viewed as the fourth and final wave of African decolonisation. Yet amnesty is a pivotal pillar of transitional justice – as it has been in South Africa, where the truth was exchanged for amnesty from prosecution. 2 It is this incentive that encourages the telling of truth, thereby leading to reconciliation. Arguably, the Commission was deemed as the crucial component of the transition to democratic South Africa. Suttner () emphasizes the importance of democratic society. He argues that democracy is not only a manifestation of pluralism, but rather, its meanings extend to the clause enshrined in the Freedom Charter formally adopted in June 26 Cited by: 2.
Highlighting the distinctive nature of South Africa's conditional amnesty as an exceptional 'rite of passage' into the new, post-conflict society, it argues that the amnesty scheme is best viewed as an attempt to construct a new 'justice script' for a society in transition, in which a legacy of politically motivated violence is being : Antje du Bois-Pedain. Book description: Over the last fifteen years, the South African postapartheid Transitional Amnesty Process – implemented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) – has been extensively analyzed by scholars and commentators from around the world and from almost every discipline of human : Andrea Lollini. TRANSITIONAL AMNESTY IN SOUTH AFRICA. After the transition to democracy in , South Africa reached out to perpetrators of violence from all conflicting parties by giving amnesty to those who fully disclosed their politically motivated crimes. This volume provides the first comprehensive analysis of South Africa’s amnesty scheme in its. Book Review: ANTJE DU BOIS-PEDAIN, Transitional Amnesty in South Africa Article (PDF Available) in Social & Legal Studies 18(4) December Author: Claire Moon.