Latin American Experiences with Truth Commission Recommendations: Beyond Words

Elin Skaar, Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, & Jemima García-Gados, eds., Latin American Experiences with Truth Commission Recommendations: Beyond Words (Intersentia Uitgevers NV, 2022).

Posted: 10 Feb 2022

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Elin Skaar

Independent

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Jemima García-Godos

University of Oslo - Department of Geosciences

Date Written: February 4, 2022

Abstract

Truth commission recommendations are critical to their legacies, yet there is little research examining their fates. Based on fieldwork that is unprecedented in scope, this double volume project provides the first systematic study of the formulation and implementation of the recommendations of thirteen Latin American truth commissions. Beyond Words Vol. II is a unique collection of 11 Latin American country studies covering all 13 formal truth commissions established in this region that submitted their final reports between 1984 and 2014. Based on qualitative original data and a common analytical framework, the main focus of each of the country chapters is threefold: (1) to provide a brief background to the truth commission(s); (2) to provide a detailed account of the formulation of the truth commission’s recommendations; and (3) to analyze the implementation record of the recommendations, taking into account the actors and factors that have aided – or obstructed – the implementation process.

Keywords: implementation, Latin America, recommendations, transitional justice, truth commissions, human rights, compliance

Suggested Citation

Skaar, Elin and Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Eric and García-Godos, Jemima, Latin American Experiences with Truth Commission Recommendations: Beyond Words (February 4, 2022). Elin Skaar, Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, & Jemima García-Gados, eds., Latin American Experiences with Truth Commission Recommendations: Beyond Words (Intersentia Uitgevers NV, 2022)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4026614

Elin Skaar

Independent ( email )

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock ( email )

2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
United States

Jemima García-Godos

University of Oslo - Department of Geosciences ( email )

P.O. Box 1047
Oslo, 0316
Norway

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