The Brazilian Truth Commission: Local, National and Global Perspectives

The Brazilian Truth Commission: Local, National and Global Perspectives

by Nina Schneider (Editor)

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Overview

Bringing together some of the world’s leading scholars, practitioners, and human rights activists, this groundbreaking volume provides the first systematic analysis of the 2012–2014 Brazilian National Truth Commission. While attentive to the inquiry’s local and national dimensions, it offers an illuminating transnational perspective that considers the Commission’s Latin American regional context and relates it to global efforts for human rights accountability, contributing to a more general and critical reassessment of truth commissions from a variety of viewpoints.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789200034
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/10/2019
Series: Studies in Latin American and Spanish History , #4
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nina Schneider is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research/KHK-GCR21 at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She is the author of Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime (2014) and co-editor of Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin America: A Janus-Faced Paradigm? (2015).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Brazilian Truth Commission in Local, National and Global Perspective

Nina Schneider

PART I: THE BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TRUTH COMMISSION

Section 1: Emergence and Context

Chapter 1. Dear Madame President: A Never-delivered Speech and a Never-ending Story

Vera Paiva

Chapter 2. The Public Prosecutors’ Office of Sao Paulo and the Legacy of the Dictatorship: A Brief Report on Activities Prior to the Truth Commission

Eugenia Gonzaga

Chapter 3. The Censorship of History and Fact-Finding in Brazil (1945−2015)

Antoon De Baets

Chapter 4. Democratic Transition and Conciliation: Human Rights and the Legacy of the Dictatorship in Brazil

Janaina de Almeida Teles

Section 2: Novelties of the Brazilian Model: Local Committees and Corporate Complicity

Chapter 5. The National Truth Commission (NTC): Truth and Responsibility

Carolina de Campos Melo and Andre Saboia Martins

Chapter 6. Repression, Resistance and the intergenerational Dialogue: Establishing a Truth Commission at the University of Brasília

Jose Otavio Nogueira Guimarães and Cristiano Paixao Paixão

Chapter 7. Truth Commissions in the Digital Age: An Analysis of the Brazilian Case

Ana Migowski

Chapter 8. Corporate Complicity in the Brazilian Dictatorship

Leigh A. Payne

Chapter 9. Volkswagen do Brasil During the Military Dictatorship: An Economic and Political Assessment

Christopher Kopper

Section 3: First Assessments of Brazil’s National Truth Commission

Chapter 10. The Outcomes of the Brazilian Truth Commission: Successes and Failures in a Lengthy Transitional Justice Process

Marlon Weichert

Chapter 11. The Struggle for the Voice of the Victims in the National Truth Commission (Brazil): Memories and Truth yesterday and today

San Romanelli Assumpção

Chapter 12. ‘Nunca Mais’: Lessons from Brazil’s Dictatorial Past

Gisele Iecker de Almeida

PART II: TRUTH COMMISSIONS IN CONTEXT: COMPARING LATIN AMERICA

Section 4: Comparing Specific Truth Commissions

Chapter 13. Truth Commissions and their Archives in El Salvador, Peru, and Brazil

Ann Schneider

Chapter 14. Memory, Truth, and Auto-Fiction in the Recent Latin American Novel

Jobst Welge

PART III: TRUTH COMMISSIONS BETWEEN THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL

Section 5. Truth Commissions’ Worldwide Dispersion and Function

Chapter 15. Reconfigurations of Transitional Justice in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings Global, Regional and Local Developments

Fatima Kastner

Chapter 16. Truth Commissions: A Bottom Up Approach to Institution Building

Anja Mihr

Afterword

Nina Schneider

Appendix I: List of Selected Local Truth Commissions in Brazil by Region and State

Appendix II: Selected List of Brazilian Online Resources (Alphabetical Order)

Appendix III: Photos from The Brazilian Truth Commission

Index

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