Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 7, 2000 - Political Science - 368 pages
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This book is a profound exploration of truth commissions around the world, and the anguish, injustice, and the legacy of hate they are meant to absolve. Hayner examines twenty major truth commissions established around the world paying special attention to South Africa, El Salvador, Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala.

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Review: Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions

User Review  - Brandy - Goodreads

Read this for a grad school class. This book was very well researched and written and at times is incredibly dense due to the amount of detail. Very God for anyone interested in truth commissions in ... Read full review

Review: Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions

User Review  - Aditya Adhikari - Goodreads

A comprehensive and useful overview of experiences in transitional justice over recent decades, though analytically weak. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Priscilla B. Hayner co-founded the International Center for Transitional Justice and served as program director and director of its Geneva office. She has advised truth commissions in well over a dozen countries, working with the United Nations, the Ford Foundation, and others, and has been featured in Newsweek, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Le Temps. She is currently writing on the subject of justice in peace negotiations.

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