Cambridge University Press has published a new book “Law and Memory. Towards Legal Governance of History” containing a chapter written by RGSL lecturer Ieva Miluna. The chapter by Ieva Miluna discusses adjudication of the deportation cases in Latvia, and how international law can serve as a basis for conviction of persons, fight against impunity and the renewal of justice.
The book has been edited by Uladzislau Belavusau from the University of Amsterdam and Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias from the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Ieva Miluna recommends this book for those who want to explore historical discussion and collective memory about the past events from the standpoint of comparative law and transitional justice. The book reveals how legal mechanisms are exploring the events of historical memory in different jurisdictions. It also shows how law potentially conflicts with political pluralism and fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression.
More info about the book is available here.