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Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict States: Amnesties


01 January 2009


Transitional justice

This tool identifies core principles that should guide United Nations personnel when confronted with draft amnesties that may be inconsistent with international law and United Nations policy. Examples of amnesties are provided to illustrate the rules of international law that are applicable when assessing an amnesty. This publication further considers the relationship between amnesties and various processes of transitional justice and provides guidance to practitioners who may encounter questions when seeking to apply the principles summarized in Amnesties to ambiguous situations in the field.



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A5 soft cover

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