Truth V Justice

Author: Robert I. Rotberg
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400832039
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The truth commission is an increasingly common fixture of newly democratic states with repressive or strife-ridden pasts. From South Africa to Haiti, truth commissions are at work with varying degrees of support and success. To many, they are the best--or only--way to achieve a full accounting of crimes committed against fellow citizens and to prevent future conflict. Others question whether a restorative justice that sets the guilty free, that cleanses society by words alone, can deter future abuses and allow victims and their families to heal. Here, leading philosophers, lawyers, social scientists, and activists representing several perspectives look at the process of truth commissioning in general and in post-apartheid South Africa. They ask whether the truth commission, as a method of seeking justice after conflict, is fair, moral, and effective in bringing about reconciliation. The authors weigh the virtues and failings of truth commissions, especially the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in their attempt to provide restorative rather than retributive justice. They examine, among other issues, the use of reparations as social policy and the granting of amnesty in exchange for testimony. Most of the contributors praise South Africa's decision to trade due process for the kinds of truth that permit closure. But they are skeptical that such revelations produce reconciliation, particularly in societies that remain divided after a compromise peace with no single victor, as in El Salvador. Ultimately, though, they find the truth commission to be a worthy if imperfect instrument for societies seeking to say "never again" with confidence. At a time when truth commissions have been proposed for Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, East Timor, Cambodia, Nigeria, Palestine, and elsewhere, the authors' conclusion that restorative justice provides positive gains could not be more important. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Amy Gutmann, Rajeev Bhargava, Elizabeth Kiss, David A. Crocker, André du Toit, Alex Boraine, Dumisa Ntsebeza, Lisa Kois, Ronald C. Slye, Kent Greenawalt, Sanford Levinson, Martha Minow, Charles S. Maier, Charles Villa-Vicencio, and Wilhelm Verwoerd.

Transitional Justice In The Twenty First Century

Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458655
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Dealing with the aftermath of civil conflict or the fall of a repressive government continues to trouble countries throughout the world. Whereas much of the 1990s was occupied with debates concerning the relative merits of criminal prosecutions and truth commissions, by the end of the decade a consensus emerged that this either/or approach was inappropriate and unnecessary. A second generation of transitional justice experiences have stressed both truth and justice and recognize that a single method may inadequately serve societies rebuilding after conflict or dictatorship. Based on studies in ten countries, this book analyzes how some combine multiple institutions, others experiment with community-level initiatives that draw on traditional law and culture, whilst others combine internal actions with transnational or international ones. The authors argue that transitional justice efforts must also consider the challenges to legitimacy and local ownership emerging after external military intervention or occupation.

A Lexical Concordance To The Poetical Works Of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author: Frederick Startridge Ellis
Editor: London, Quaritch
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Martensville Truth Or Justice

Author: Frann Harris
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1550022970
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When a child-abuse scandal is uncovered at an unlicenced daycare in small-town Saskatchewan, it polarizes the community. Frann Harris, a rookie court reporter assigned to the trial the longest in Saskatchewan history starts to wonder if the scope of the alleged crimes is dwarfed by something even more startling: a botched police investigation and inappropriate courtroom procedures. Harris' narrative alternates between the stories of child sexual abuse and whimsical recollections of her own childhood, using the odd touch of humour. Because the unfamiliar courtroom jargon sounds like a foreign language to her and to most readers, she translates it into plain English, and simplifies and demystifies elaborate and stylized courtroom procedures. Harris takes the reader into the courtroom, recreating the trial in all its complexities: the painful allegations of the children and their parents; the daily parry-and-thrust of lawyers trying to discredit both the police investigation and the testimony of the victims; and the contradictory testimony of psychologists and medical experts. Harris also goes outside the courtroom, interviewing witnesses and eavesdropping on the conversations of the accused, the police, neighbours and journalists. The verdicts in the Martensville case were and still are hotly contested. We may never know what really happened at the daycare, but in Martensville: Truth or Justice? The Story of the Martensville Daycare Trials, we can learn the intricacies of the investigation and the trial, and decide for ourselves whether justice was served.

The Cabinet Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: English language
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Taking Wrongs Seriously

Author: Elazar Barkan
Editor: Cultural Sitings (Hardcover)
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This multi-disciplinary collection examines the recent wave of political apologies for acts of past injustice.

Truth Versus Fiction

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Loyalty And Its Reward Or Justice Versus Law At The Cape Of Good Hope In The Nineteenth Century An Account Of The Case Of Sir R Stanford

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The Voice Of Truth Or Strict Baptists Magazine

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A New Universal Etymological Technological And Pronouncing Dictionary Of The English Language Embracing All The Terms Used In Science Literature And Art By John Craig

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A Complete Practical Treatise On Criminal Procedure Pleading And Evidence In Indictable Cases

Author: John Frederick Archbold
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Lloyd S Encyclop Dic Dictionary

Author: Robert Hunter
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Hebraica

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A Dictionary Persian Arabic And English

Author: Francis Johnson
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A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: Noah Webster
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The National Preacher And Village Pulpit

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Reports Of Cases Argued And Determined In The Circuit Court Of The United States For The First Circuit

Author: United States. Circuit Court (1st Circuit)
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