GET THE TRUTH: OUT OF TRUTH COMMISSIONS. LESSONS LEARNED FROM FIVE CASE STUDIES

GET THE TRUTH: OUT OF TRUTH COMMISSIONS. LESSONS LEARNED FROM FIVE CASE STUDIES

GET THE TRUTH: OUT OF TRUTH COMMISSIONS. LESSONS LEARNED FROM FIVE CASE STUDIES

  • Johannes Langer Editor
  • Universidad de San Buenaventura
  • Available Worldwide
  • English
  • Electronic
    • 978-9588-928-51-7
  • No
    • Fraidy Alonso Alzate Pamplona
    • coord.editorial@usbmed.edu.co
    • +57 (4) 514–5600, Ext. 4502

Dealing with the past is always a complex endeavor and it is particularly difficult when gross human rights violations are involved that are carried out during war or armed conflict. Truth commissions have become a standard response to address such a difficult past hopping to provide voice to victims and a path to a non-violent future. This book analyzes five case studies: two in Latin America (Guatemala, Peru), two in Africa (Kenya, Sierra Leone), and one in Asia (Timor-Leste). The final report and its recommendations are critically evaluated, taking into account their impact on truth, reconciliation, memory, and justice. The aim of the book is to get learning for other truth commissions and specifically the truth commission in Colombia that is currently in process to be set up.