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International Human Rights Law

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

A truth commission or truth and reconciliation commission is a commission tasked with discovering and revealing past wrongdoing by a government (or, depending on the circumstances, non-state actors also), in the hope of resolving conflict left over from the past. South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established by President Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu after apartheid, is popularly considered a model of truth commissions.


The Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Collections in International Conflict Management- Truth Commissions Digital Collection

Wikipedia - List of Truth and Reconciliation Commssions

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