The aftermath of political violence

From Essex Human Rights Review, a special issue on Preventing Torture in the 21st Century (and part 2). A review of Genocide Before the Holocaust by Cathie Carmichael and The Final Solution: A Genocide by Donald Bloxham. A holiday ends in Cambodia: The Khmer Rouge gets its day in court. Mark Mazower on the US, Turkey and the Armenian genocide. The Hardest Word: The use of "genocide" as a legal term gets in the way of healing historical wounds. How to apologise for genocide: May it be better to let the perpetrator into the moral circle, to acknowledge the act and the human agency behind it, and to forgive? More and more and more and more on Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. A review of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All by Gareth Evans. An interview with Andrew Cayley on books on war crimes. A review of Targeted Killing in International Law by Nils Melzer. An interview with Pamela Yates on justice and the International Criminal Court. A review of Prosecuting Heads of State. A review of Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics by Jennifer Lind. In the aftermath of fighting or repression, people are often told to forget things — but in free societies, selective memory cannot be imposed for ever. The first chapter from Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence by Ernesto Verdeja. The media are fundamental to the reconstruction of broken societies and can have a critical impact on the fragile processes of negotiation and conciliation. A review of When the State No Longer Kills: International Human Rights Norms and Abolition of Capital Punishment by Sangmin Bae.