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Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions : the Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective, Anita Ferrara

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Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions : the Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective
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Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions
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the Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective
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Anita Ferrara
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1991, 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"--
  • "In 1991, 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 whether and how the work of the Chilean TRC contributed to the transition to democracy in Chile and to subsequent developments in accountability and transformation in that country. The book takes a long term view on the Chilean TRC asking to what extent and how the truth commission contributed to the development of the subsequent human rights initiatives that were implemented, and how this relationship was established over time. It argues that, contrary to the views and expectations of those who considered that the Chilean TRC was of limited success, that the Chilean TRC has, in fact, over the longer term, 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"--
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Ferrara, Anita
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non fiction
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  • Chile
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Restorative justice
  • Transitional justice
  • Chile
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Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions : the Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective, Anita Ferrara
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780415729529
Lccn
2014010589
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)861212008
Label
Assessing the long-term impact of truth commissions : the Chilean truth and reconciliation commission in historical perspective, Anita Ferrara
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780415729529
Lccn
2014010589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)861212008

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