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Title The global impact and legacy of truth commissions / edited by Jeremy Sarkin
Published Cambridge : Intersentia, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages)
Series Series on transitional justice ; 24
Series on transitional justice ; 24.
Contents Introduction : Contextualising and Understanding the Global Role, Impact and Legacy of Truth Commissions / Jeremy Sarkin -- Is Anyone Listening? A Review of the Research on Attitudes Towards Truth Commissions / Filipa Raimundo and Joana Rebelo Morais -- Assessing the Long-Term Impact and Legacy of Truth Commissions / Anita Ferrara -- The Global Textual Legacies of Truth Commissions : Narratives on Sexual Violence in the Reports of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya and Beyond / Susanne Buckley-Zistel -- The Implementation Record of Truth Commissions' Recommendations in Latin America / Elin Skaar -- In the Aftermath of Truth : Implementing Truth Commissions' Recommendations on Reparations : Following Through for Victims / Luke Moffett -- Truth Commissions and Social Justice : 'Wishful Thinking or Not Very Thoughtful Wishing'? / Brianne McGonigle Leyh -- Transitioning Toward Dignity / Erin Daly -- Towards an Understanding of How Truth Commissions Can Use Their Amnesty Powers to Enhance Their Impact and Legacy / Jeremy Sarkin -- Truth Commissions in Non-Transitional Contexts : Implications for Their Impact and Legacy / Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm -- Surrogacy and Resistance : Evolving Patterns in Unofficial Truth Commissions and Truth Projects / Pádraig McAuliffe
Summary The Global Impact and Legacy of Truth Commissions emerges at a time when there is a confluence of two trends. The first is a growing critique of truth commissions as being unresponsive to the socio-economic needs of transitional societies as part of growing criticism of transitional justice as a whole. The second is the increasing use, salience, professionalism and ambition of truth commissions. Thus, the book is published at a time when truth commissions are being both doubted and reified like never before. In this context, the book's purpose is to understand the impact and legacy of these institutions over the past fifty years. Bringing together many prominent voices on the topic, this book investigates what kind of impact and legacy (possibly 100) truth commissions have had on the societies in which they have taken place, and for future truth commissions the world over
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Truth commissions.
Truth commissions
Genre/Form Internet resoruces.
Form Electronic book
Author Sarkin-Hughes, Jeremy, editor
ISBN 9781780687957