Truth and reconciliation commissions

IRRC No. 862

Penal prosecution was seen as antagonistic to reconciliation strategies, but the "justice versus peace" problem is now seen as a simplification of the debate. Reconciliation is increasingly understood as an umbrella-term for an overall process which includes the search for truth, justice and forgiveness. This issue concentrates on the problems raised by Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and provides an overview of the ones established, their successes and their failures.

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