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A Grand Exercise in Forgiveness, or Justice Held Hostage to Truth? South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

14 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2009  

Penelope Andrews

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 15, 2000

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Andrews, Penelope, A Grand Exercise in Forgiveness, or Justice Held Hostage to Truth? South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (September 15, 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474051 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1474051

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