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The Logic of Reconciliation between the Right to Compensation and the Right to Justice in Turkey

Biner, Zerrin Özlem (2013) The Logic of Reconciliation between the Right to Compensation and the Right to Justice in Turkey. Humanity journal, . p. 73. ISSN 2151-4364. (doi:10.1353/hum.2013.0002) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84427)

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This article analyses the processes and outcomes associated with legal reforms designed to provide restorative justice in the context of contemporary Turkey. Focusing on the practices and discourses associated with the Compensation Law, it explores both state practices and the survival mechanisms of Kurdish citizens living in the conflict zone. The article shows that the Compensation Law did not transform the relationship between the state and Kurdish citizens. Rather, it reproduced the symbolic and material relationships that historically and politically had been based on bribery, disavowal, abuse, and subversion.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1353/hum.2013.0002
Uncontrolled keywords: restorative justice, reconciliation, Kurdish conflict, Compensation Law, Turkey
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Signature Themes: Migration and Movement
Depositing User: Zerrin Biner Arroyo-Kalin
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 06:27 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:27 UTC
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Biner, Zerrin Özlem.

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