Protecting the Minority: A Place for Impunity?
An Illustrated Survey of Amnesty Legislation, Its Conformity with International Legal Obligations, and Its Potential as a Tool for Minority-Majority Reconciliation
Author(s): William W Burke-White
Publisher(s): European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany
Publication: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 2/2000
Date of publication: 2000
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Description: This article draws lessons from the growing body of amnesty legislation and practice – in countries ranging from Chile to Croatia, South Africa to Sri Lanka – in order to question the legitimate scope of amnesty as a tool for reconciliation and accountability, especially in the wake of massive, minority-targeted ethnic conflict.General note: © 2000 European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)