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Community Restoration and Reparation
Community restoration and reparation

This section of the book takes us to macro-level resolution of conflict in which whole nations are involved in peacemaking, often following the overthrow of governments with a legacy of mass cruelty and oppression. In some cases even more catastrophic events, such as the mass slaughter of whole populations following war, have left a nation in ruins and the people overwhelmed with despair. In order to help heal the nation's wounds, national commissions may be set up to conduct public hearings and take testimony from injured citizens while members of the former regime are held publicly accountable. This form of restorative justice is known as reparative justice when compensation is given to tribes and minority groups whose rights ...

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