Each year the EMA Council of Directors selects five theses, which stand out not only for their formal academic qualities but also for the originality of topic, innovative character of methodology and approach, potential usefulness in raising awareness about neglected issues, and capacity for contributing to the promotion of the values underlying human rights and democracy.
Browsing Global Campus Europe (EMA) Awarded Theses by Subject "African Americans"
(Global Campus of Human Rights, 2021)
Boatright, Katie Lynn; Parmentier, Stephan
Transitional justice mechanisms such as criminal prosecutions,
institutional reforms, truth commissions and reparations influence the
history and collective memories shared by communities. The aim of this
paper is to examine the ongoing push to incorporate transitional justice
in the US’ repertoire for justice and redress and how the history of racial
injustice and transitional justice within the US can explain this push as
well as the need to establish federal transitional justice mechanisms as
proposed by H Con Res 19 and HR 40; these congressional resolutions
propose the establishment of a federal truth commission for racial injustice
and a federal reparations programme for African Americans respectively.
By not reconciling human rights abuses against African Americans, the
differing histories between communities within the US and the national
Movement for Black Lives have set the scene for a national dialogue about
the past, how we remember it and how we should proceed.