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Amnesty for coup perpetrators in Fiji: creating peace or potential for future conflict

Khan, Natasha (2018) Amnesty for coup perpetrators in Fiji: creating peace or potential for future conflict. Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, 4 (2). pp. 148-161. ISSN 2205 6033

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In many countries that have experienced coups d’état, the coup executors, particularly senior ranking personnel of the state military, granted themselves some form of amnesty and/or impunity from prosecution. While this is effective in achieving short-term peace, sustainable peace remains elusive. This paper challenges the issues surrounding the question of amnesty within such settings, and considers the significance of this neglect. Additionally, most studies do not address the issue of amnesty and impunity for political crimes as the international focus tends to be mostly on gross violation of human rights. However, conflicts in most small island developing states (SIDS) do not reach the intensity to produce such gross violations of human rights though evidence shows that these conflicts can be equally costly to the country (Chauvet, et al, 2010, p. 976).

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Natasha Khan
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 22:43
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 22:43

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