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Crime Commissions

Crime commissions are governmental organs mostly created in the wake of mass atrocity, but they may also be formed to address or combat large-scale and potentially ongoing criminal activities at a local or national level that do not necessarily involve elements of transnational or international law, such as New York City's Commission to Combat Police Corruption or the Australian Crime Commission, which has jurisdiction over organized crime and related multijurisdictional investigations in that country. The commissions chartered in response to large-scale human rights violations, which constitute the focus of this entry, are meant to help transition a country back to the rule of law and civil society by emphasizing truth telling, and psychosocial healing and reconciliation. These commissions are an alternative to, although not ...

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