The Politics of Acknowledgement: Truth Commissions in Uganda and Haiti

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Human rights violations leave deep scars on people, societies, and nations. Rights groups argue that resolving past violence is necessary for a peaceful future. But how can nations ensure that instruments of transitional justice are the best path to reconciliation? This book develops a theoretical framework - a framework of acknowledgement - to evaluate truth commissions. Analysis of the difficulties encountered and the ultimate failure of truth commissions in Uganda and Haiti reveals that acknowledgement of past violence - by both victims and perpetrators - must come before goals such as forgiveness and social cohesion if reconciliation is to be achieved.

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£20.99  £19.52
Publisher
University of British Columbia Press
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780774818476
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