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Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice
by Pascha Bueno-Hansen
University of Illinois Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-252-08100-2 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09753-9 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03942-3
Library of Congress Classification JC599.P4B845 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 323.340985

In 2001, following a generation of armed conflict and authoritarian rule, the Peruvian state created a Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC). Pascha Bueno-Hansen places the TRC, feminist and human rights movements, and related non-governmental organizations within an international and historical context to expose the difficulties in addressing gender-based violence. Her innovative theoretical and methodological framework based on decolonial feminism and a critical engagement with intersectionality facilitates an in-depth examination of the Peruvian transitional justice process based on field studies and archival research. Bueno-Hansen uncovers the colonial mappings and linear temporality underlying transitional justice efforts and illustrates why transitional justice mechanisms must reckon with the societal roots of atrocities, if they are to result in true and lasting social transformation. Original and bold, Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru elucidates the tension between the promise of transitional justice and persistent inequality and impunity.
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