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Franco’s victims in Spain: the long road towards justice and recognition

Franco’s victims in Spain: the long road towards justice and recognition

Alija-Fernández, Rosa Ana and Martin-Ortega, Olga ORCID: 0000-0002-1779-0120 (2018) Franco’s victims in Spain: the long road towards justice and recognition. In: Druliolle, Vincent and Bret, Roddy, (eds.) The Politics of Victimhood in Post-Conflict Societies: Comparative and Analytical Perspectives. St Anthony's Series (STANTS) . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 53-76. ISBN 978-3319702018 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70202-5_3)

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Abstract

In today’s Spain there is a lack of public discourse recognizing the unbalanced treatment suffered by the victims of Franco, both during the civil war and the repression that followed, during the dictatorship, transition and four decades of democracy. There has also been limited discussion regarding their legal rights as victims. This chapter argues that in Spain official narratives and amnesty have not only resulted in the denial of the legal status of victims and their social definition as such, but largely in the refusal to self-define as a victim by those who suffered violations and repression by Franco’s troops and government.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: transitional justice, post-conflict, victims, Spain, reconciliation
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Crime, Law and (In) Security
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 01:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT d
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19463

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