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2021 How effective have African truth commissions been?

The study is a critical review of several African countries' attempts to seek justice, truth and lasting peace after deadly conflict through...

2020 Transitional justice

This chapter discusses and assesses transitional justice through an assessment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). ...

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2012 Apartheid victim group scores symbolic victory against multinationals

Khulumani, an organisation that represents victims of apartheid human rights abuses who feel that they have not benefited from the TRC and o...

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2007 State of the nation: South Africa 2007

Assembling academics, journalists, researchers and analysts, the State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 volume will provide much fuel for de...