The Politics of Acknowledgement: Truth Commissions in Uganda and Haiti (Law and Society (Paperback))

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Human rights violations leave deep scars on people, societies, and nations. Rights groups argue that resolving past violence is necessary for a peaceful future. But how can nations ensure that instruments of transitional justice are the best path to reconciliation? This book develops a theoretical framework - a framework of acknowledgement - to evaluate truth commissions. Analysis of the difficulties encountered and the ultimate failure of truth commissions in Uganda and Haiti reveals that acknowledgement of past violence - by both victims and perpetrators - must come before goals such as forgiveness and social cohesion if reconciliation is to be achieved.

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An examination of two failed truth commissions in Uganda and Haiti reveals the challenges that truth and reconciliation tribunals face in the transition from violence to peace.

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Joanna R. Quinn is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario.

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