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Truth v. justice : the morality of truth commissions.

Author: Robert I Rotberg; Dennis Thompson
Publisher: Princeton/Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2001.
Series: University Center for Human Values Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Looks at the process of truth commissioning in general and in post-apartheid South Africa. This book examines, among other issues, the use of reparations as social policy and the granting of amnesty  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert I Rotberg; Dennis Thompson
ISBN: 0691050716 9780691050713
OCLC Number: 474415803
Notes: Notes included.
Description: vi + 309 p.
Contents: Acknowledgments vii I. Truth Commissions and the Provision of Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation by Robert I. Rotbtrg 3 II. The Moral Foundations of Truth Commissions by Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson 22 III. Restoring Decency to Barbaric Societies by Rajeev Bhargava 45 IV Moral Ambition Within and Beyond Political Constraints: Reflections on Restorative Justice by Elizabeth Kiss 68 V Truth Commissions, Transitional Justice, and Civil Society by David A Crockcr 99 VI. The Moral Foundations of the South African TRC: Truth as Acknowledgment and Justice as Recognition by Andre du Toit 122 VII. Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: The Third Way by Alex Boraine 141 VIII. The Uses of Truth Commissions: Lessons for the World by Dumisa B. Ntsebexa 158 IX. Amnesty, Truth, and Reconciliation: Reflections on the South African Amnesty Process by Ronald C. Slye 170 X. Amnesty's Justice by Kent Greenawalt 189 XI. Trials, Commissions, and Investigating Committees: The Elusive Search for Norms of Due Process by Sanford Levinson 211 XII. The Hope for Healing: What Can Truth Commissions Do? by Martha Minow 235 XIII. Doing History, Doing Justice: The Narrative of the Historian and of the Truth Commission by Charles S. Mater 261 XIV Constructing a Report: Writing Up the "Truth" by Charles Villa-Yicencio and Wilhelm Yerwoerd 279 The Contributors 295 Index 299
Series Title: University Center for Human Values Series.


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