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Author Ferrara, Anita, author
Title Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions : the Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective / Anita Ferrara
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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 人文社會聯圖  KHF5935 .F47 2015    DUE 07-26-21    30660020146879
Descript x, 258 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "In 1990, after the end of the Pinochet regime, the newly-elected democratic government of Chile established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate and report on some of the worst human rights violations committed under the seventeen-year military dictatorship. The Chilean TRC was one of the first truth commissions established in the world. This book examines how the work of the Chilean TRC contributed to the transition to democracy and to subsequent developments in accountability and transformation in Chile. The book takes a long term view on the Chilean TRC, asking to what extent the truth commission contributed to the development of the subsequent human rights initiatives that were implemented, and explores how this relationship was established over time. Anita Ferrara challenges previous views that the Chilean TRC was of limited success, by arguing that over the longer term, the Chilean TRC played a key role as an enabler of justice and a means by which ethical and institutional transformation has occurred within Chile. With the benefit of this historical perspective, the book concludes that the impact of truth commissions in general needs to be carefully reviewed in light of the Chilean experience. This book will be of great interest and use to students and scholars of conflict resolution, criminal international law, and comparative legal systems in Latin America"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-242) and index
Dealing with the past in a pacted transition -- The direct consequences of the Chilean TRC -- Early debates and criticisms of the Chilean TRC and its role in the transitional process -- The return of the past : the arrest of Pinochet and the Mesa de Diâalogo -- The Chilean TRC and international justice -- The Chilean TRC and 'late justice' -- An extended truth and its effects -- The Chilean truth commissions and memorialisation
Subject Chile. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Political crimes and offenses -- Chile
Justice, Administration of -- Political aspects -- Chile
Restorative justice -- Chile
Transitional justice -- Chile
Chile -- Politics and government -- 1988-
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights. bisacsh
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