Law and memory : towards legal governance of history

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  • Creator edited by Uladzislau Belavusau, T.M.C. Asser Institute, University of Amsterdam, Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 448 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 110718875X, 9781107188754
  • OCLC ocn987716885


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : memory laws : mapping a new subject in comparative law and transitional justice / Vladzislau Belavusau and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias -- The United Nations Human Rights Committee's view of the past / Antoon De Baets -- The role of international criminal tribunals in shaping the historical accounts of genocides / Marina Aksenova -- The "right to truth" in international law : the "last utopia" / Patricia Naftali -- Kononov v. Latvia as the ontological security struggle over remembering the second world war / Maria Mälksoo -- Testing the "uniqueness" : denial of the holocaust vs denial of other crimes before the European Court of Human Rights / Paolo Lobba -- Legislating history : the European Union and the denial of international crimes / Luigi Cajani -- Challenging historical facts and national truths : an analysis of cases from France and Greece / Ioanna Tourkochoriti -- Legal silences and the memory of Francoism in Spain / Alfons Aragoneses -- Politics of public knowledge in dealing with the past : post-communist experiences and some lessons from the Czech Republic / Jirí Pribán -- Adjudication in Latvian deportation cases : references to international law / Leva Miluna -- Judging the conducator : fascism, communism, and legal discontinuity in post-war Romania / Cosmin Sebastian Cercel -- Dealing with the past in and around the fundamental law in Hungary / Miklós Könczöl -- On the politics of resentment, mis-memory, and constitutional fidelity : the demise of the Polish overlapping consensus / Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz -- Defending Stalinism by means of criminal law : Russia, 1995-2014 / Nikolay Koposov -- Cutting the umbilical cord : the narrative of the national past and future in Ukrainian de-communization policy / Lina Klymenko -- Banning genocide denial : should geography matter / Robert A. Kahn -- "From banning nakba to bridging narratives" : the collective memory of 1948 and transitional justice for Israelis and Palestinians / Jeremie Bracka -- Historical revisionism and the settler state : the Canadian experience / Michael Morden -- Defense of democracy and the preservation of collective memory through criminal legislation : the challenges of reconciliation in Peru / Salvador Herencia Carrasco -- Epilogue : beyond "memory laws" : towards a general theory of law and historical discourse / Eric Heinze