To play an effective role in peace building, truth commissions must address underlying structural violence and contribute to the success of additional justice mechanisms.
Despite the fact that grand narratives inevitably advantage, disadvantage, include, and exclude, scholars should remember that the mind must still be decolonised.
Colombia and international actors must begin tapping into a development policy that recognises the need to bridge political and civil society.
Under the guise of women’s ‘empowerment’ and and ‘rights to ones own body,’ Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori disguised the economic ideology of the regime.
The role of the state as the facilitator of capitalist interests has limited the Bolivian government in its ability to initiate a break from neoliberal economics.
Drug trade has manufactured a deterioration of the federal state, but alarmist discourse conflates heterogeneous local effects with political issues at the national level
The Commission on the Truth for El Salvador partly failed but has also reached significant successes.
In certain communities, gangs may appear to be providers of security, while in others, their violent measures to achieve their goals generate fear for millions.
The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a model for future disarmament negotiations due to its patience and focus on humanitarianism and broad engagement.
Individuals & organizations are increasingly gaining traction in a state-dominant international legal order, a piecemeal process that may result in a global constitution.
Institutionally dominated by the powerful interests of Western elites, the WTO can never achieve real, substantial change or progress for developing nations.