Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-322) and index.
Introduction -- Part I. Creating individual accountability. Navigating without a map: human rights trials in southern Europe; Argentina: from pariah state to global protagonist -- Part II. Spreading ideas about individual accountability. Interlude: how does the Argentine experience spread?; The streams of the justice cascade -- Part III. Do human rights prosecutions make a difference? the effects of human rights prosecutions in Latin America; Global deterrence and human rights prosecutions; Is the United States immune to the justice cascade? -- Part IV. Conclusions. Policy, theory, and the justice cascade.