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The truth and reconciliation commission, Mary Ingouville Burton

Label
The truth and reconciliation commission
Title
The truth and reconciliation commission
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ingouville Burton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"15 April 2016 marked 20 years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings began. The TRC was set up to give an opportunity for perpetrators of human rights transgressions to come clean about the atrocities that happened during those evil days of apartheid. Sadly, only half of the truth came to the fore. Many families still do not know what happened to their loved ones. There are few people better placed than Mary Burton to write about the TRC, having been one of its Commissioners. Burton's pocket book provides an informed account from the inside of the process and workings of the TRC and a measured and balanced assessment of its outcomes and significance. Even at the time of its existence, the TRC came in for criticism from a variety of quarters: both the African National Congress and ex-President F.W. de Klerk took legal action to challenge or prevent the publication of the Commission's report; however, the Commission also fulfilled a vital and important role in the transition from apartheid to democracy, and it has become a model for other countries wishing to undertake similar journeys to deal with past atrocities and come to some kind of national resolution, reconciliation or closure."--
Member of
Assigning source
Publisher's website
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Mary Ingouville
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ohio Short Histories of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Africa
  • Truth commissions
  • Restorative justice
  • Human rights
  • Political crimes and offenses
Label
The truth and reconciliation commission, Mary Ingouville Burton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in 2016 in Auckland Park, South Africa, by Jacana Media
  • First published in North America in 2017 in Athens, Ohio, by Ohio University Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transition -- Setting up -- Human rights violations and the public hearings -- Amnesty -- Reparations -- Special hearings -- Challenges to be overcome -- Truth, justice, reparations: can they bring reconciliation?
Control code
on1004670148
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780821422786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004670148
Label
The truth and reconciliation commission, Mary Ingouville Burton
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in 2016 in Auckland Park, South Africa, by Jacana Media
  • First published in North America in 2017 in Athens, Ohio, by Ohio University Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transition -- Setting up -- Human rights violations and the public hearings -- Amnesty -- Reparations -- Special hearings -- Challenges to be overcome -- Truth, justice, reparations: can they bring reconciliation?
Control code
on1004670148
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780821422786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004670148

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