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Frederika Bain

A BRIEF ANECDOTE APPEARS in the Mémoires of the valet of Louis XVI: on being informed of his coming execution, the monarch requested the account of the death of Charles I in Hume’s History of England (1754–61), which he read over for days leading up to the event. ‘Louis would appear to be using Hume

in The Renaissance of emotion
Maria Pia Di Bella

10 Palermo’s past public executions and their lingering memory1 Maria Pia Di Bella Law in Europe developed firmly within a religious framework. The law’s dependence on that framework, which can still be traced, has permeated European culture in all its visible and invisible aspects. Its religiously derived character is nowhere more apparent than in its use and representation of torments – as we shall see from the early modern Sicilian example examined in this chapter – and in the handling of the people charged and convicted of crimes by the judiciary, which

in The hurt(ful) body
Poetic History (In memory of William Mark Ormrod, 1957–2020)
David R. Carlson

The article presents a previously unpublished long version of an Anglo-Latin poem on Henry IV’s executions of Archbishop Richard Scrope and others at York in 1405. It is argued that the poem was not part of the well-known hagiography of Scrope that grew quickly up for funding rebuilding programmes at York Minster, also exemplified in the paper; rather, it is a poetic contribution to the contemporary secular historiography of the York Rebellion against the Lancastrian regime, implicating the archbishop in active leadership of it.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Leif Jerram

M1054 JERRAM TEXT M/UP.qxd:Andy Q7.3 18/10/07 10:03 Page 149 4 The production of space and the execution of social policy The deployments of space in care homes, hospitals and dwellings in Chapter 3 showed how potent a tool space can be for the interventionist bureaucrat, enabling him (and it was almost always a ‘him’) to transform the experiences of the elderly or a family, by bringing together and dividing. This chapter moves from the micro-example of interior space to investigate the ways in which the capacity to manipulate space is intimately linked with

in Germany’s other modernity
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Helen Jarvis

The Khmer Rouge forbade the conduct of any funeral rites at the time of the death of the estimated two million people who perished during their rule (1975–79). Since then, however, memorials have been erected and commemorative ceremonies performed, both public and private, especially at former execution sites, known widely as the killing fields. The physical remains themselves, as well as images of skulls and the haunting photographs of prisoners destined for execution, have come to serve as iconic representations of that tragic period in Cambodian history and have been deployed in contested interpretations of the regime and its overthrow.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Patricio Galella

During the Spanish Civil War, extrajudicial executions and disappearances of political opponents took place and their corpses were buried in unregistered mass graves. The absence of an official policy by successive democratic governments aimed at the investigation of these cases, the identification and exhumation of mass graves, together with legal obstacles, have prevented the victims families from obtaining reparation, locating and recovering the human remains. This paper argues that this state of affairs is incompatible with international human rights law and Spain should actively engage in the search for the whereabouts and identification of the bodies with all the available resources.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Timothy Longman

the Holocaust. In March 1995, a research team organised by Alison Des Forges of HRW and Eric Gillet of FIDH established an office in Rwanda and began to gather evidence, focusing both on the organisation of the genocide at the national level and on its execution at the local level, with an exploration of three local case studies. The research project that ultimately involved a dozen researchers culminated in the publication in 1999 of the 789-page report, Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda , written primarily by Des Forges (1999) . Leave None to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Fabrice Weissman

the Islamic State (IS) in 2014, did not prevent their execution. On the contrary, the silence of their organisation and the media may have bolstered the jihadist movement’s claim that they were spies, while enabling the British government to maintain, unchallenged, its intransigent no-negotiations policy ( Dettmer, 2014 ; Simon, 2014 ). In other words, while controlling information shared internally and with the public is one of the key factors in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks
Rob Grace

execution of seventeen of its staff in their compound in Mutur, Sri Lanka in 2006. Just as MSF did in the wake of the Kunduz bombing, ACF alleged that the massacre constituted a war crime and called for an independent investigation ( Action Against Hunger, 2006 ). While many suspected the involvement of state security forces in the massacre, the government of Sri Lanka attributed the killings to a rebel non-state armed group, and a commission of inquiry that the government established was later disbanded without issuing a public report ( Amnesty International, 2009

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs