Transitional Justice in Europe after regime changes in 1945,1975, and 1990
Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Anja Mihr, Program Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights
This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned to a dictatorship. So did Turkey since 1989 while Spain never had a thorough Transitional Justice process and today is a democracy. The talk will highlight the different Transitional Justice policies in these European countries and explore why and how these policies can contribute to the success or failure of democracy or autocracies.