“Rescuers for humanity": rescuers, mass atrocities and transitional justice

Dudai, Ron (2012) “Rescuers for humanity": rescuers, mass atrocities and transitional justice. Human Rights Quarterly, 34 (1). pp. 1-38. ISSN 0275-0392

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Abstract

This article is probably the first work to explore systematically the commemoration of rescuers from a human rights and transitional justice perspective. It argues that the documentation and commemoration of acts of rescuers during mass atrocities should become an integral part of the human rights response to such atrocities. These undertakings could make important contributions to the goals of post-conflict reconstruction, especially in relation to conflict-transformation between communities, and to confronting the role of passive bystanders. The article first develops the concept of "rescues for humanity" to elucidate the significance of rescues in the transitional justice framework and, after reviewing existing initiatives, it moves on to identify the potential benefits of such undertakings, as well as the challenges and risks involved in the documentation of rescues

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
Depositing User: Ron Dudai
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 09:24
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2013 09:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43514
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