"Transitional and Retrospective Justice in Baltic States"

Coming to terms with the past: the politics of truth and justice in the Baltic states

Eine Buchpräsentation von Eva-Clarita Pettai


More than twenty years after the fall of communism, many countries in Central and Eastern Europe are still seeking truth and justice for the repression suffered under communist rule. This search has been particularly notable in the Baltic states, given the three countries` histories as both former Soviet republics and later member-states of the European Union. On the one hand, the legacy of Stalinist oppression was more severe in these countries than elsewhere in Central Europe, but on the other hand much of this past could more easily be externalized onto the former Soviet Union (and by extension Russia) following re-independence. Transitional and Retrospective Justice in the Baltic States develops a novel conceptual framework in order to understand the politics involved with transitional and retrospective justice, and then applies this outline to the Baltic states to analyse more systematic patterns of truth- and justice-seeking in the post-communist world.


18.00 - 18.10 Welcome Remarks

Elisabeth Bauer, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation of Latvia and Lithuania

18.10 - 19.10 Presentation of the book: "Transitional and Retrospective Justice in Baltic States"

Eva-Clarita Pettai, Universität Tartu, Estland. Senior Researcher at the Institute of Government and Politics

19.10 - 19.30 Discussion

Valters Nolendorfs, Chairman of the Board, Occupation Museum Association of Latvia

19.30 - 20.30 Reception

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  • Valters Nolendorfs
    • Eva-Clarita Pettai

      Elisabeth Bauer

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      Leiterin des Auslandsbüros für die Baltischen Staaten

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