The Turn to Truth: Trends in Truth Commission Experimentation

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Title The Turn to Truth: Trends in Truth Commission Experimentation
Author Dancy, Geoff; Kim, Hunjoon; Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Eric
Journal Name Journal of Human Rights
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Interest in cross-national comparison of transitional justice mechanisms has grown recently, as has the study of truth commissions in particular. However, as is true of many emerging areas of research, progress has been hampered by significant gaps in data and by a lack of consensus as to what constitutes the universe of cases. To address this problem, this article introduces the most comprehensive truth commission database we know to be in existence. First, we describe the process of collecting information on truth commission cases and outline our logic in determining what cases to include in the database. Then, we briefly discuss the attributes of truth commission cases included in the database and explain our reasoning regarding their inclusion. Finally, we use the data to provide an overview of patterns and trends in the use of truth commissions.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Human Rights Volume 9, Issue 1, 2010, 45-64. Journal of Human Rights is available online at: with the open URL of your article.
Volume 9
Issue Number 1
Page from 45
Page to 64
ISSN 1475-4835
Date Accessioned 2010-08-06
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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