Engaging with Perpetrators for Human Rights

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Would activists be more effective at reducing human rights abuses if they tried to understand why perpetrators commit acts of violence and abuse? If so, what are ethical ways of engaging with perpetrators? This debate explores various perspectives on whetherwhen and how to engage with perpetrators of human rights abuses, including discussions of ethical, moral and strategic considerations. 

Collaborating Guest Editor: Rachel Wahl