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The Role of Amnesty in Ending Civil Conflicts

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003996/00001

Material Information

Title: The Role of Amnesty in Ending Civil Conflicts
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Prusner, Margaret
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Amnesty
Civil Conflict
International Law
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines the possible role that amnesty can play in the resolution of civil conflicts. By compiling a review of the literature on amnesty and conflict resolution in general, the study seeks to clarify the contexts in which amnesty is an effective method of conflict resolution. Mindful of the fact that a conclusive answer cannot be reached, the current debate over "peace vs. justice" is also discussed as it pertains to the reconciliation of amnesty with the principles of international law and justice. Specifically, the study examines the role of amnesty in three civil conflicts: South Africa, Liberia, and Uganda. South Africa and Liberia have already implemented amnesty agreements while Uganda is mired in a legal and ethical debate over its future use. This study makes a number of generalizations about the use of amnesty drawn from the literature and case study analysis. Additionally, it concludes that the often-noted polarization between peace and justice in regards to amnesty is largely false. Amnesty is most effective when it is used to obtain peace so that justice may be pursued in the future, not forgotten.
Statement of Responsibility: by Margaret Prusner
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Alcock, Frank

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 P97
System ID: NCFE003996:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003996/00001

Material Information

Title: The Role of Amnesty in Ending Civil Conflicts
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Prusner, Margaret
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Amnesty
Civil Conflict
International Law
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines the possible role that amnesty can play in the resolution of civil conflicts. By compiling a review of the literature on amnesty and conflict resolution in general, the study seeks to clarify the contexts in which amnesty is an effective method of conflict resolution. Mindful of the fact that a conclusive answer cannot be reached, the current debate over "peace vs. justice" is also discussed as it pertains to the reconciliation of amnesty with the principles of international law and justice. Specifically, the study examines the role of amnesty in three civil conflicts: South Africa, Liberia, and Uganda. South Africa and Liberia have already implemented amnesty agreements while Uganda is mired in a legal and ethical debate over its future use. This study makes a number of generalizations about the use of amnesty drawn from the literature and case study analysis. Additionally, it concludes that the often-noted polarization between peace and justice in regards to amnesty is largely false. Amnesty is most effective when it is used to obtain peace so that justice may be pursued in the future, not forgotten.
Statement of Responsibility: by Margaret Prusner
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Alcock, Frank

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 P97
System ID: NCFE003996:00001

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