Part I

Daniela-Anca DETEŞEANU, Brief Overview on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Latin America
The articles „Amnesty Measures and the Struggle against Impunity: A Possible Reconciliation?” and „Brief Overview on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Latin America” have been drafted in the frame of the research project ATLAS - „Armed Conflict, Peacekeeping, Transitional Justice: Law as Solution”, in which are involved seven universities and research centres from Europe, including the University of Bucharest, through the Human Rights Centre, organized within the Faculty of Law, under the coordination of University Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. The purpose of ATLAS Project was to study the role and the genuine impact of the International Humanitarian Law during the armed conflicts, as well as the modality in which the International Humanitarian Law has been incorporated by the legal systems of the member States of the European Union, in order to delineate a possible common EU policy in the field. In this context, the study „Amnesty Measures and the Struggle against Impunity: A Possible Reconciliation?” provides an analysis the compatibility of amnesty measures adopted by certain states from the African, South-American continents, and even from Europe, with the necessity to determine the criminal liability – either in front of the national jurisdictions, or in front of certain international jurisdictions – of the persons suspected to have committed international crimes. The second study, „Brief Overview on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Latin America”, comes to complete the first study, outlining the phenomenon of the „truth and reconciliation commissions”, as an alternative to the judicial procedures in post-conflict societies, from certain states in Latin America.

Key-words: international humanitarian law, international criminal law, amnesty, truth and reconciliation commissions, international crimes

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