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The Resource Unspeakable truths : transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions, Priscilla B. Hayner

Unspeakable truths : transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions, Priscilla B. Hayner

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Unspeakable truths : transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions
Title
Unspeakable truths
Title remainder
transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions
Statement of responsibility
Priscilla B. Hayner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is a profound exploration of truth commissions around the world, and the anguish, injustice, and the legacy of hate they are meant to absolve
  • In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth commissions and the broader arena of transitional justice. This second edition is fully updated and expanded, covering twenty new commissions formed in the last ten years, analyzing new trends, and offering detailed charts that assess the impact of truth commissions and provide comparative information not previously available.Placing the increasing number of truth commissions within the broader expansion in transitional justice, Unspeakable Truths surveys key developments and new thinking in reparations, international justice, healing from trauma, and other areas. The book challenges many widely-held assumptions, based on hundreds of interviews and a sweeping review of the literature. This book will help to define how these issues are addressed in the future. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayner, Priscilla B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC580
LC item number
.H39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truth commissions
  • Human rights
  • Political atrocities
  • Political persecution
  • Amnesty
  • Reconciliation
Label
Unspeakable truths : transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions, Priscilla B. Hayner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([338]-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Confronting past crimes : transitional justice and the phenomenon of truth commissions -- Why a truth commission? -- The five strongest truth commissions -- Other illustrative truth commissions -- What is the truth? -- The truth about women and men -- Truth and justice : a careful but critical relationship -- Truth commissions and the International Criminal Court -- Naming names of perpetrators -- Healing from the past -- Truth and reparations -- Reconciliation and reforms -- Leaving the past alone -- When, how, and who : basic questions of methodology and operations -- Reflections : looking forward -- Appendix 1. Other truth commissions described -- Appendix 2. Charts -- Interviews by the author
Control code
ocn642351629
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xx, 356 p.
Isbn
9780415872027
Lccn
2010023488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Unspeakable truths : transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions, Priscilla B. Hayner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([338]-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Confronting past crimes : transitional justice and the phenomenon of truth commissions -- Why a truth commission? -- The five strongest truth commissions -- Other illustrative truth commissions -- What is the truth? -- The truth about women and men -- Truth and justice : a careful but critical relationship -- Truth commissions and the International Criminal Court -- Naming names of perpetrators -- Healing from the past -- Truth and reparations -- Reconciliation and reforms -- Leaving the past alone -- When, how, and who : basic questions of methodology and operations -- Reflections : looking forward -- Appendix 1. Other truth commissions described -- Appendix 2. Charts -- Interviews by the author
Control code
ocn642351629
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xx, 356 p.
Isbn
9780415872027
Lccn
2010023488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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