Book Launch and Discussion: Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile

Event date
13 June 2022
Event time
13:00 - 14:30
Oxford week
TT 8
Law Board Room - St Cross Building / Online - Microsoft Teams
Hugo Rojas; Miriam Shaftoe; Paula Molina

Notes & Changes

This event will run in a hybrid format. If you would like to attend in person, join us at the Law Board Room at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (St Cross Building, St Cross Road, OX1 3UL, Oxford). If you would like to attend online, please register here. You will receive the meeting link on the day of the seminar.

Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile offers a synthesis of the main achievements and remaining challenges during the thirty years of transitional justice in Chile following the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. The Chilean experience provides useful comparative perspectives for researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and human rights activists involved in transitional justice processes around the world. The first chapter explains the theoretical foundations of human rights and transitional justice. The second chapter analyses the main historical milestones in Chile's recent history that have defined the course of the transitional justice process. The following chapters provide an overview of the key elements of transitional justice in Chile: truth, reparation, memory, justice and guarantees of non-repetition.


Hugo Rojas is Lecturer in Sociology of Law and Human Rights at Alberto Hurtado University and Researcher at the Millennium Institute on Violence and Democracy. He has a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Law, Anthropology & Society from LSE. His most recent books include Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile (with M. Shaftoe, Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Past Human Rights Violations and the Question of Indifference: The Case of Chile (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Litigación Penal Estratégica en Juicios Orales (with R. Blanco, L. Moreno & M. Decap, Tirant lo Blanch 2021).

Miriam Shaftoe is Research Assistant at Alberto Hurtado University School of Law and the Millennium Institute on Violence and Democracy. She studied Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Ottawa and is co-author of Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Chile (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).


Paula Molina is Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (Oxford), Harvard Nieman Fellow, Chilean radio and TV host, book author, and founder of innovative digital and legacy media projects, including the Chilean podcast platform, CooperativaPodcast. She contributes with the BBC.

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