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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Unspeakable truths and happy endings: human cruelty and the new trauma therapy

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Posttraumatic stress disorder was not admitted into psychiatry's diagnostic manual until the early 1980s. Though it seems intuitive that trauma can cause psychic harm, other aspects of the disorder ... Read full review

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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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