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Author: Dorothy Shea
ISBN: 1929223099
Language: English
Pages: 128 pages
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace (November 2000)
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the end of apartheid

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like restorative justice body assembled in South Africa after the end of apartheid. Witnesses who were identified as victims of gross human rights violations were invited to give statements about their experiences, and some were selected for public hearings. Perpetrators of violence could also give testimony and request amnesty from both civil and criminal prosecution.

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Start by marking The South African Truth Commission: North Korean Negotiating Behavior as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In the latter half of the 1990s, South Africa s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) offered the country the chance to build a better future by facing up to its past. Amid saturation media coverage, victims of human rights abuses told their harrowing stories and perpetrators confessed to horrendous acts. Finally, Shea draws lessons from the TRC experience that may help to inform future efforts to shape and establish truth commissions in other transitional societies.

DOROTHY SHEA: The South African Truth Commission: the politics of reconciliation. xiv, 107 pp. Washington . United States Institute of Peace Press, 2000. - Volume 64 Issue 3 - Paul Gready. The Ambiguities of Reconciliation and Responsibility in South Africa. February 2004 · Political Studies. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 November 2001. Export citation Request permission.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Truth about the Truth Commission. Spotlight Series no. 3/99. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa. Johannesburg: South African Institute of Race Relations, 1999. Shea, Dorothy C. The South African Truth Commission: The Politics of Reconciliation. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2000. A US Foreign Service Officer, who served in South Africa and subsequently headed the multilateral and humanitarian affairs section of the National Security Council, Shea is used to terse, crisp diplomatic reporting, and her prose is lucid and pithy.

Civil society, including human rights lawyers, the religious community, and victims, formed a coalition of more than 50 organizations that participated in a public dialogue on the merits of a truth commission.

The first US Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1999 . Here's why truth commissions matter today. For example, in South Africa, the commission focused on the actions of the government and the groups fighting it under apartheid. Four youths accused of killing a student await the start of hearings at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. A series of conversations were started with a diverse group of Mississippians to address racial violence related to the . civil rights movement and the killing of civil rights workers in Mississippi. These conversations are ongoing and promote dialogue on race and racism in the state.

VOLUME FIVE Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa Report The report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was presented to President Nelson Mandela on 29 October 1998. At a later stage in the Commission’s life, a much debated resolution was taken to use these secondary sources for corroboration purposes only, and not for the identification of ‘victims’ for the purpose of reparations. Stringent security measures had to be put in place, and were provided and maintained by the South African Police Services (as at all subsequent public hearings). Provision had to be made for the media.

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In the latter half of the 1990s, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) offered the country the chance to build a better future by facing up to its past. Amid saturation media coverage, victims of human rights abuses told their harrowing stories and perpetrators confessed to horrendous acts. Meanwhile, the commissioners grappled with decisions that would not only apportion responsibility and grant or deny amnesty but also have a profound political and social impact.To this highly charged, controversial subject, Dorothy Shea brings a rare combination of objectivity, thoroughness, and a firm grasp of both the principles and the political interests at stake.She begins by investigating the origins of the TRC in South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy, and she examines the extent to which it learned from the experiences of earlier, Latin American commissions. Then she focuses on how the politics of the TRC were played out in issues such as amnesty, reparations, and prosecutions. Her report on the TRC offers a generally positive assessment and explains not only how South Africa measured up but also why. Finally, Shea draws lessons from the TRC experience that may help to inform future efforts to shape and establish truth commissions in other transitional societies.