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Truth commissions are one of the many tools societies may establish following a period of authoritarianism or civil war. As they are increasingly adopted, this book compares the various truth commissions that have been created in the recent past and their ability to impact human rights and violence. This chapter introduces the project and discusses why it is a significant contribution to the literature regarding post-conflict processes, transitional justice, and truth commissions.
KeywordsTransitional justice Truth commissions Post-authoritarianism Post-conflict
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