By John Perry,T. Debey Sayndee

African fact Commissions and Transitional Justice examines the functioning of fact commissions in Africa, outlining the teachings realized, the easiest practices, and the successes and screw ups of 7 African fact commissions. Its advent and end then paintings additional to put fact commissions in the transforming into educational box of transitional justice. the 1st African fact fee used to be convened by means of the despot Idi Amin for purposes unrelated to the protection of human rights, yet regardless of this ambiguous starting, different African fact commissions have performed vital paintings. The South African fact and Reconciliation fee of 1996 has develop into the ‘gold usual’ for destiny fact commissions not just in Africa, yet through the global: it unearthed a lot fact in regards to the Apartheid period abuse of human rights and took important first steps in the direction of restorative justice within the Republic. every one fact fee is certain. notwithstanding, even though a lot has been written approximately South Africa’s fact commissions, less is understood in regards to the different six studied during this book—and an attentive reader will detect the suggestive styles which emerge.

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