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Truth v. Justice:
The Morality of Truth Commissions
Edited by Robert I. Rotberg & Dennis Thompson

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"This book discusses the vast and complex range of choices in between blanket amnesty and total accountability through criminal justice, and does so with engaged and critical sympathy."--Albie Sachs, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"The case for truth commissions is strongly and persuasively presented in these essays, which bring together a remarkable group of lawyers, political theorists, and historians, all of them intelligently engaged with each other's concerns."--Michael Walzer

"Truth commissions have become important institutions to support societies in transition from oppression to democracy. In this outstanding collection of essays well qualified experts consider the legal, political and moral issues associated with such truth commissions."--Richard Goldstone, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

"This important and innovative text brings together a group of highly accomplished scholars to study one of the most astonishing developments of our times: the thoughtful establishment of commissions to promote reconciliation and reveal truth instead of punishing past offenders."--Jeffrey Herbst, author of States and Power in Africa

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