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Truth Commission

  • By: Bronwyn Leebaw
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Truth commissions are temporary institutions established around the world to investigate human rights abuses and patterns of political violence. Unlike criminal trials, which investigate individual responsibility for discrete violations, truth commissions examine patterns of violence with ...

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