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dc.contributor.authorKim, Hun Joonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSikkink, Kathrynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:43:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:43:19Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-04-05T07:03:48Z
dc.identifier.issn00208833en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2478.2010.00621.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35696
dc.description.abstractHuman rights prosecutions have been the major policy innovation of the late twentieth century designed to address human rights violations. The main justification for such prosecutions is that sanctions are necessary to deter future violations. In this article, we use our new data set on domestic and international human rights prosecutions in 100 transitional countries to explore whether prosecuting human rights violations can decrease repression. We find that human rights prosecutions after transition lead to improvements in human rights protection, and that human rights prosecutions have a deterrence impact beyond the confines of the single country. We also explore the mechanisms through which prosecutions lead to improvements in human rights. We argue that impact of prosecutions is the result of both normative pressures and material punishment and provide support for this argument with a comparison of the impact of prosecutions and truth commissions, which do not involve material punishment.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom939en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto963en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Studies Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume54en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleExplaining the Deterrence Effect of Human Rights Prosecutions for Transitional Countriesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 International Studies Association. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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