Set the tortures free : transitional justice and peace vs justice dilemma in Burma/Myanmar

2018
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article
dc.abstract.enBurma/Myanmar seems to be a perfect ground for transitional justice with both long-failed transitions to democracy that seemed to succeed in 2015 finally and smouldering civil war taking place there since 1948 (since the 1990s limited to Borderlands). Unfortunately, the political realities in Burma/Myanmar make it unlikely, if not impossible, for transitional justice to be applicable in Burma/Myanmar. The victorious in 2015 elections democratic opposition party, National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power thanks to the political deal with the former military government and is consequently being forced to cohabitate politically with the army that still holds critical political checks over the government. It made NLD's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi to conduct moderate domestic policy without trying to charge the generals for their former crimes. In this circumstances, transitional justice is unwanted by mainstream political actors (NLD, the army) and seen as threatening to peace by many in the Myanmar society. This approach firmly places Burma/Myanmar on one side of the "peace vs justice" dilemma. It answers the "torturer problem", one of the central problems of transitional justice - how to deal with members of the previous regime which violated human rights - in "old fashion" way, by granting them full amnesty. As such Burma/Myanmar case also falsifies an optimistic claim that transitional justice is necessary for political reforms.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Bliskiego i Dalekiego Wschodupl
dc.contributor.authorLubina, Michał - 145380 pl
dc.date.accession2019-02-26pl
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-28T09:54:58Z
dc.date.available2019-02-28T09:54:58Z
dc.date.issued2018pl
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dc.description.number1pl
dc.description.physical77-96pl
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dc.description.volume47pl
dc.identifier.doi10.15804/ppsy2018106pl
dc.identifier.issn0208-7375pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/69452
dc.identifier.weblinkhttp://czasopisma.marszalek.com.pl/images/pliki/ppsy/47-1/ppsy2018106.pdfpl
dc.languageengpl
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dc.subject.enBurmapl
dc.subject.entransitional justicepl
dc.subject.enMyanmarpl
dc.subject.entransitional justice in Burma/Myanmarpl
dc.subject.enAung San Suu Kyipl
dc.subject.entorturer's problempl
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dc.titleSet the tortures free : transitional justice and peace vs justice dilemma in Burma/Myanmarpl
dc.title.journalPolish Political Science Yearbookpl
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Burma/Myanmar seems to be a perfect ground for transitional justice with both long-failed transitions to democracy that seemed to succeed in 2015 finally and smouldering civil war taking place there since 1948 (since the 1990s limited to Borderlands). Unfortunately, the political realities in Burma/Myanmar make it unlikely, if not impossible, for transitional justice to be applicable in Burma/Myanmar. The victorious in 2015 elections democratic opposition party, National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power thanks to the political deal with the former military government and is consequently being forced to cohabitate politically with the army that still holds critical political checks over the government. It made NLD's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi to conduct moderate domestic policy without trying to charge the generals for their former crimes. In this circumstances, transitional justice is unwanted by mainstream political actors (NLD, the army) and seen as threatening to peace by many in the Myanmar society. This approach firmly places Burma/Myanmar on one side of the "peace vs justice" dilemma. It answers the "torturer problem", one of the central problems of transitional justice - how to deal with members of the previous regime which violated human rights - in "old fashion" way, by granting them full amnesty. As such Burma/Myanmar case also falsifies an optimistic claim that transitional justice is necessary for political reforms.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Bliskiego i Dalekiego Wschodu
dc.contributor.authorpl
Lubina, Michał - 145380
dc.date.accessionpl
2019-02-26
dc.date.accessioned
2019-02-28T09:54:58Z
dc.date.available
2019-02-28T09:54:58Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2018
dc.date.openaccess
0
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w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.numberpl
1
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77-96
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ostateczna wersja wydawcy
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47
dc.identifier.doipl
10.15804/ppsy2018106
dc.identifier.issnpl
0208-7375
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OP
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/69452
dc.identifier.weblinkpl
http://czasopisma.marszalek.com.pl/images/pliki/ppsy/47-1/ppsy2018106.pdf
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych
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CC-BY-NC-ND
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http://creativecommons.org
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otwarte czasopismo
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Burma
dc.subject.enpl
transitional justice
dc.subject.enpl
Myanmar
dc.subject.enpl
transitional justice in Burma/Myanmar
dc.subject.enpl
Aung San Suu Kyi
dc.subject.enpl
torturer's problem
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Article
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Set the tortures free : transitional justice and peace vs justice dilemma in Burma/Myanmar
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Polish Political Science Yearbook
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