Selected Publications by Special Rapporteur Juan E. Méndez

  • Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights (with Marjory Wentworth), preface by Ian Martin, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
  • Justice and Prevention, in The International Criminal Court and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice, Carsten Stahn and Mohamed el Zeidy, eds., Cambridge: CUP, 2011.
  • La Trascendencia del juicio a Fujimori para la lucha contra la impunidad en el Perú y en el mundo, en La trascendencia del juicio y la sentencia de Alberto Fujimori, Lima and Fairfax, Virginia: IDL and George Mason University, 2011.
  • The Arrest of Ratko Mladic and its Impact on International Justice and Prevention of Genocide and Other International Crimes, Discussion Paper #17, The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, 2011, available at: http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/docs/paper17.shtml
  • Terrorism and International Law: Accountability, Remedies and Reform (A Report of the International Bar Association Task Force on Terrorism), Elizabeth Stubbins Bates, author, edited by IBA Task Force; Oxford: OUP 2011.
  • Transitional Justice, Peace and Prevention, Baltimore L.Rev., vol. 40, No. 3, Spring 2011
  • Significance of the Fujimori Trial, 25 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev., Number 4, 2010.
  • Individual Accountability for Human Rights Violations, in Global Standards, Local Action, B. Theuermann et al, eds. Vienna: Intersentia, 2009.
  • Seguridad Internacional y Derechos Humanos, in Derechos Humanos Hoy: Balance Internacional, Alia Trabucco Zerán, ed., Santiago: Universidad de Chile, 2009
  • Preventing, Implementing and Enforcing International Humanitarian Law, in Proceedings of the First International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, Elizabeth Andersen and David M. Crane, eds., Washington, DC: The American Society of International Law, 2008
  • The View from Outside the Government (transcript of panel discussion) in Legal Standards and the Interrogation of Prisoners in the War on Terror, Cynthia Arnson and Philippa Strum, eds., Washington: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, December 2007.
  • Los medios y los fines en la política internacional, in Res Diplomatica  (Foreign Service Institute, Argentina), 2d Era, No. 2, December 2007.
  • Lessons Learned, in Victims Unsilenced: The Inter-American Human Rights System and Transitional Justice in Latin America, Washington, Due Process of Law Foundation, 2007.
  • Human Rights Policy: The Way Forward, in These Years – Human Rights, Geneva, International Council on Human Rights Policy, 2007
  • Right to Truth, The Cavallo Case and The Scilingo Case (all three entries with Francisco Bariffi), in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Rudiger Wolfrum, ed., Heidelberg and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Foreword in The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary, William F. Schulz, editor, Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
  • Peace, Justice and Prevention: Dilemmas and False Dilemmas, in Dealing with the Past and Transitional Justice: Creating Conditions for Peace, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Mo Bleeker, ed., Swiss Federal Dept of Foreign Affairs, Berne, 2006.
  • Prólogo, in Reparaciones en la Transición Peruana: Memorias de un proceso inacabado, Julie Guillerot and Lisa Magarrell, eds., APRODEH, ICTJ and Oxfam, Lima, 2006.
  • Retrouver la Vérité sur la “Sale Guerre” en Argentine: Le role des témoignages militaires, in Le Croquant, No 49-50, Lyon, 2006.
  • Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective and How to Take Forward a Transitional Justice and Human Security Agenda, in Transitional Justice and Human Security, Alex Boraine and Sue Valentine, eds., JICA-ICTJ, Cape Town, 2006.
  • Torture in Latin America, in Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is it Ever OK?: A Human Rights Perspective, Kenneth Roth, Minky Worden, Amy D. Bernstein, eds., The New Press and Human Rights Watch, New York, 2005
  • Justicia Penal en el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, in Criminalia (review of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias Penales), Year LXX, No. 1, Porrua, Mexico DF, January-April, 2004.  Also in book form: Derecho Penal: Memoria del Congreso Internacional de Culturas y Sistemas Jurídicos Comparados, Sergio García Ramírez, ed., UNAM, Mexico, 2005.
  • Review of David Cole’s “Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism” in J. of College and University L. (Notre Dame Law School), Vol. 30, No. 2, 2004.
  • Prospects for Human Rights Advocacy in the Wake of September 11, 2001 (with Javier Mariezcurrena) in Law & Inequality (U. of Minn. Law School), Vol. XXII, No. 2, Summer 2004.
  • Los derechos fundamentales como límite al principio democrático de la voluntad mayoritaria, in Democracia, Desarrollo Humano y Ciudadanía, Guillermo O’Donnell, Osvaldo Iazzetta, and Jorge Vargas Cullell, eds., UNDP and Homo Sapiens, Buenos Aires, 2003.  English version: The Quality of Democracy: Theory and Applications, U of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2004.
  • Avances del Sistema Interamericano sobre las Obligaciones de los Estados, and El Caso Barrios Altos, Peru, in Justicia para las Victimas en el siglo XXI, Due Process of Law Foundation (Washington) and IDHUCA (San Salvador), 2002.
  • La accion del Congreso y las obligaciones internacionales de la Argentina en materia de derechos humanos, (with Gaston Chillier), in El Caso Bussi, Jorge Pedro Busti et al, editors, Argentine Senate, Buenos Aires, 2002.
  • Human Rights Policy in the Age of Terrorism, St. Louis U. Law J., Vol. 46, No. 2, Spring 2002.
  • Co-editor (with Martín Abregú and Javier Mariezcurrena), Verdad y Justicia, volume in tribute to Emilio F. Mignone, by IIHR and CELS, San Jose and Buenos Aires, 2001. In that volume: La justicia penal internacional, la paz y la reconciliación nacional.
  • Comentario Académico (note) on In Re Pinochet, Iudicium et Vita, special edition, IIDH, San Jose, Costa Rica, No. 7, December 2000.
  • Ethical and Humanitarian Concerns Add a New Dimension to International Security in the Post-Cold War World, Notre Dame J. Law, Ethics &Public Policy, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2000.
  • National Reconciliation, Transitional Justice and the International Criminal Court, in Ethics & International Affairs (Review of the Carnegie Council on International Affairs), Vol. 15, Number 1, 2001.
  • The Cavallo Case: A New Test for Universal Jurisdiction (with Salvador Tinajero-Esquivel), in Human Rights Brief, newsletter of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, The American University, Washington, D.C., Vol. 8, Issue 3, Spring 2001.
  • Solutions: Human Rights Verification and Accountability (with Francisco J. Cox), in Human Rights and Forced Displacement (Vol. 4 in series on Refugees and Human Rights), Anne F. Bayefsky and Joan Fitzpatrick, eds., Martinus Nihoff, Leiden, 2000
  • Sistema Interamericano, Impunidad y Jurisdicción Universal: El Caso Pinochet (with Javier Mariezcurrena), ¿Más Derecho?, Año 1, No. 1, November 2000, Di Placido, Buenos Aires.
  • International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Law and Procedure: New Relationships, in International Crimes, Peace, and Human Rights: The Role of the International Criminal Court, Dinah Shelton, ed., Transnational, Ardsley, NY, 2000.
  • Latin American Experiences of Accountability, in The Politics of Memory: Truth, Healing and Social Justice, Ifi Amadiume and Abdullahi An-Na’im, eds., Zed Books, London and New York, 2000.
  • Reflections on the Consolidation of Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America, (with Javier Mariezcurrena), Human Rights: New Perspectives, New Realities, A Pollis, P. Schwab, Eds.; Lynne Reinner Publishers, Boulder-London, 2000.
  • The Inter-American System of Protection: Its Contributions to the International Law of Human Rights, Realizing Human Rights: Moving From Inspiration to Impact, Samantha Power and Graham Allison, eds., Human Rights Initiative,  John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University; St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2000.
  • No Relativizar los Derechos Humanos (with Gastón Chillier), in Hechos y Derechos, The Journal of the Argentine Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Buenos Aires, No. 7, Fall 2000.
  • Reconciling Amnesties with Universal Jurisdiction (with Garth Meintjes), in International Law Forum, The Review of the International Law Association, The Hague, Kluwer, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2000.
  • Accountability for Past Human Rights Violations: Contributions of the Inter-American Organs of Protection (with Javier Mariezcurrena), in Social Justice, Special Edition on Shadows of State Terrorism: Impunity in Latin America, by Patrice McSherry and Raúl.Molina, eds., Vol. 26, No. 4, 1999.
  • Co-editor (with Denis Racicot and Javier Mariezcurrena), special issue of Revue Québécoise de Droit International, with the Inter-American Institute on Human Rights, on the 50th Anniversary of the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man, Vol. 11.1, 1998.
  • Co-Editor (with Francisco J. Cox), El Futuro del Sistema Interamericano de Proteccion de los Derechos Humanos, IIHR, San Jose, 1998, 2nd edition, 1999. In that volume: Una aproximación crítica a la interpretación vigente de los Arts. 50 y 51 de la Convención.
  • Relativismo y Universalidad de los Derechos Humanos, (with Francisco Cox), in Lecciones y Ensayos (law review of the University of Buenos Aires), 1998.
  • Responsabilización por los Abusos del Pasado in Metodología para una Comisión de la Verdad en Guatemala, ODHA, Guatemala, 1996; in Relaciones Internacionales (Review of the University of La Plata, Argentina), Año 7, No. 13, June-November 1997; and in Presente y futuro de los Derechos Humanos: Ensayos en Honor a Fernando Volio, Lorena Gonzalez, ed., IIDH, San Jose, 1998.
  • Accountability for Past Abuses, in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 19, Number 2, May 1997, and in Working Papers, No. 233, Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, September 1996.
  • In Defense of Transitional Justice, in Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law in New Democracies, A. James McAdams, ed., University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame and London, 1997.
  • Peace, Human Rights and Accountability:  The Need for a New Doctrine on International Intervention, in Human Rights Brief, Vol.  2, No. 3, Spring 1995; Point-Counterpoint Series, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, The American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Identifying and Prosecuting War Crimes: Two Case Studies – The Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, in New York Law School Journal of Human Rights (Fifth Annual Ernst C. Steifel Symposium), Vol. XII, Part Three, Symposium 1995.
  • Acknowledgement, Truth and Justice: Argentina, and Prosecution:  Who and For What? in Dealing with the Past:  Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa Alex Boraine et al (eds.), IDASA, Cape Town, 1994.
  • Medidas de Protección para Testigos en Casos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, (with J.M. Vivanco), in Revista IIDH, No. 19, January-July 1994.