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Dealing with the past and transitional justice: building peace through accountability

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 December 2006

Yasmin Sooka
Affiliation:
The Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa

Abstract

Based on her experience as a member of the South African and the Sierra Leonean truth and reconciliation commissions, the author formulates guiding principles and looks at the circumstances in which a truth and reconciliation commission constitutes an appropriate instrument to deal with transitional justice issues. The author also identifies possible contributions that truth and reconciliation commissions can make during a period of transition.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Copyright
2006 International Committee of the Red Cross

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