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Truth commissions: a schematic overview

30-06-2006 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 862, by Priscilla B. Hayner

The purpose of this schematic overview is to study the variety and to sketch out the differences and similarities between the different truth commissions established since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa launched in 1995.

   

Priscilla B. Hayner
is Director, International Policymakers Unit, at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York 

 
Abstract 
Numerous truth commissions of different types are being created around the world. The purpose of this schematic overview is to study the variety and to sketch out the differences and similarities between the different truth commissions established since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa launched in 1995.  

   
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