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Promoting human rights and achieving reconciliation at the international level (part 1)

Jeremy Sarkin and Giulia Dal Co seek to develop, mainly through historical and international analysis, a model of reconciliation and peace and security between states. This analysis adds to the international discourse on transitional justice that has gained momentum in recent years through the creation of institutions (international and domestic) aimed at establishing individual criminal liability for human rights violations and reconciliation through truth commissions.

The authors remind us that there is also an interstate dimension to reconciliation, rooted in history and with present-day consequences relevant for international law and politics and, ultimately, for human rights and stability. This article is being published in two parts, the second part of which will appear in the next issue of this journal.

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