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36 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 190 (2018)
How Power Dynamics Influence the North-South Gap in Transitional Justice

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How Power Dynamics Influence the North-

          South Gap in Transitional Justice



 Introductory Essay by Laurel E. Fletcher and Harvey M.

                                Weinstein



INTRODUCTION                            .........                      191
I. WORKSHOP   FORMAT          .......................................... 194
II. WHAT  DID WE  LEARN?         ..............................  ..... 194
       A.   Dynamics   of Colonialism in Transitional Justice
            Interventions        ............................... ..... 195
            1.  Collective Memory   and Legacies of Colonialism.......... 197
            2.  Collective Amnesia  and International Transitional Justice
                Interventions     ........................       ......... 198
       B.   Dynamics   of the Legalization of Transitional Justice.......... 199
            1.  The Legal  Framework   of Transitional Justice and the
                Politics It Promotes     ......................  ..... 200
            2.  The Politics of Social Justice as Transitional Justice ... 203
       C.   Dynamics   of Research Extraction   ...............  ..... 205
            1.  North-Based  Researchers,  South-Based  Sites............... 206
            2.  Extractive Pressures on North-Based  Research............ 208
            3.  South-Based  Researcher-Practitioner  Dynamics.......... 210
       D.   Funding  Dynamics         ...................................... 211
            1.  Funding  Top-Down   Priorities      .................... 211


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15779/Z38QN5ZB61.
   *  Laurel E Fletcher is Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley,
Ifletcher@law.berkeley.edu; Harvey M Weinstein is Senior Research Fellow, Human Rights Center,
University of California, Berkeley and a retired Clinical Professor, School of Public Health,
harveyw@berkeley.edu. The order of authors is alphabetical. The authors would like to thank the
members of the Steering Committee for and the participants in the workshop giving rise to this
publication, North-South Dialogue: Bridging the Gap in Transitional Justice, for dedicating their
considerable energies and talents to this effort to think together about how to address current troubling
dynamics in the field and for their valuable feedback. We also thank Mark Drumbl and the participants
of the 2018 ISA conference for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this essay. We are grateful to
Katrina Natale for her research support and to Olivia Layug Balbarin for preparing the transcript. Any
remaining errors are our own.

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Published by Berkeley Law Scholarship Repository, 2018

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