A Grand Exercise in Forgiveness, or Justice Held Hostage to Truth? South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
14 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 15, 2000
An evaluation of the success or otherwise of the TRC may seem premature, but there have been some interesting reflections thus far. One such work is David Dyzenhaus’ book, Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order. The book is a narrative and critique of the legal hearings which took place over three days at the TRC. This is a review of the Dyzenhaus book.
Keywords: restorative justice, human rights
JEL Classification: K14, K10, K33
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