The Case for A Permanent International Truth Commission

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Michael P. Scharf

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This Article presents the case for the establishment of a permanent international truth commission as an adjunct to a permanent international criminal court or domestic prosecutions. Such a commission would be available to countries in the aftermath of situations involving grave humanitarian or human rights crimes. From the experience of the several international and national truth commissions established to date, this Article seeks to distill a framework for a pro- posed permanent international truth commission which would avoid the major problems that afflicted its predecessors. A draft statute for a permanent international truth commission is appended at the end of the Article with the hope that it will serve as a launching point for future consideration.

Keywords: International Truth Commission

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Scharf, Michael P., The Case for A Permanent International Truth Commission (1997). 7 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 375 (1997), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3547508

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