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Title Law and memory : towards legal governance of history / edited by Uladzislau Belavusau, T.M.C. Asser Institute, University of Amsterdam, Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Polish Academy of Sciences
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 448 pages)
Contents Introduction : memory laws : mapping a new subject in comparative law and transitional justice / Vladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias -- The United Nations Human Rights Committee's view of the past / Antoon De Baets -- The role of international criminal tribunals in shaping the historical accounts of genocides / Marina Aksenova -- The "right to truth" in international law : the "last utopia" / Patricia Naftali -- Kononov v. Latvia as the ontological security struggle over remembering the second world war / Maria Mälksoo -- Testing the "uniqueness" : denial of the holocaust vs denial of other crimes before the European Court of Human Rights / Paolo Lobba -- Legislating history : the European Union and the denial of international crimes / Luigi Cajani -- Challenging historical facts and national truths : an analysis of cases from France and Greece / Ioanna Tourkochoriti -- Legal silences and the memory of Francoism in Spain / Alfons Aragoneses -- Politics of public knowledge in dealing with the past : post-communist experiences and some lessons from the Czech Republic / Jirí Pribán -- Adjudication in Latvian deportation cases : references to international law / Leva Miluna -- Judging the conducator : fascism, communism, and legal discontinuity in post-war Romania / Cosmin Sebastian Cercel -- Dealing with the past in and around the fundamental law in Hungary / Miklós Könczöl -- On the politics of resentment, mis-memory, and constitutional fidelity : the demise of the Polish overlapping consensus / Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz -- Defending Stalinism by means of criminal law : Russia, 1995-2014 / Nikolay Koposov -- Cutting the umbilical cord : the narrative of the national past and future in Ukrainian de-communization policy / Lina Klymenko -- Banning genocide denial : should geography matter / Robert A. Kahn -- "From banning nakba to bridging narratives" : the collective memory of 1948 and transitional justice for Israelis and Palestinians / Jeremie Bracka -- Historical revisionism and the settler state : the Canadian experience / Michael Morden -- Defense of democracy and the preservation of collective memory through criminal legislation : the challenges of reconciliation in Peru / Salvador Herencia Carrasco -- Epilogue : beyond "memory laws" : towards a general theory of law and historical discourse / Eric Heinze
Summary The volume revisits memory laws as a phenomenon of global law, transitional justice, historical narratives and claims for historical truth
In consolidating accounts by both lawyers and non-lawyers, this volume seeks to fill the "comparative" gap in the literature, revisiting memory laws as a phenomenon of global law and transitional justice. The book offers accounts from various national jurisdictions and from transnational law. The authors ask how law certifies historical narratives, entails claims about historical truth, prescribes commemorative practices, and excludes ineligible accounts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Libel and slander -- Europe -- Criminal provisions
Political crimes and offenses -- Law and legislation -- Europe
International crimes.
History -- Research -- Law and legislation -- Europe
Collective memory -- Government policy -- Europe
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Political crimes and offenses -- Law and legislation
History -- Research -- Law and legislation
International crimes
Libel and slander -- Criminal provisions
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Belavusau, Uladzislau, editor.
Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Aleksandra, editor.
ISBN 9781108104890