Investigating Gender-Based Violence in Transitional Justice Context: The Case of Brazil


Gabyshev, Vladimir, Galina Nelaeva, Natalia Sidorova, and Elena Khabarova. 2019. "Investigating Gender-Based Violence in Transitional Justice Context: The Case of Brazil." Latinskaia Amerika, no. 8, 35-46.

Authors: Vladimir Gabyshev, Galina Nelaeva, Natalia Sidorova, Elena Khabarova


The concept “transitional justice” is usually applied in the context of post-conflict resolution or transition from authoritarian regime to democracy. There is a whole range of various judicial and non-judicial mechanisms that are applied in the process of transitional justice that may include lustration, public apology, restitution of property, as well as formal judicial processes. Among the instruments of transitional justice are truth commissions (truth and reconciliation commissions). This article examines the activities of Brazilian National Truth Commission (2011) with a view to examine the gender dimension of its work. It is no secret that gender-based violence in the post-conflict settings often remains an overlooked phenomenon.

Keywords: transitional justice, truth and reconciliation commissions, gender-based violence, reconciliation

Topics: Gender, Gender-Based Violence, Justice, Transitional Justice, TRCs, Post-Conflict Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Brazil

Year: 2019

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