Histories of Innocence: Post-War Stories in Peru


Theidon, Kimberly S. 2010. “Histories of Innocence: Post-War Stories in Peru.” Beyond the Toolkit: Rethinking the Paradigm of Transitional Justice, edited by Rosalind Shaw, Lars Waldorf, and Pierre Hazan. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y385lpjo
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On November 1, 2006, Peruvian president Alan García announced he would be proposing a new law that would include the death penalty as one sanction for terrorism in the Penal Code. As he argued, “We are not going to allow Shining Path to return and paint their slogans on the walls of our universities. Once this law is approved, anyone who commits the serious crime of terrorism will find themselves facing a firing squad. A war forewarned does not kill people.”

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