45 Pages


Louise Mallinder, Amnesty, Human Rights and Political Transitions: Bridging the Peace and Justice Divide, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, 2008, pp xlvi + 586

While much has been written about the controversial nature and utility of amnesty as a tool to foster peace and reconciliation in societies emerging from conflict, the distinctive feature of this book is the comprehensive expanse (rather than a sampling) of Mallinder’s empirical study based on 506 amnesty processes in 130 countries implemented after the Second World War.