Memory power and legitimacy onur bakiner 328 pages 6 x 9 1 illus cloth 2015 a volume in the series pennsylvania studies in human rights view table of contents and excerpt through a detailed study of dozens of truth commissions around the world . Book description since the 1980s a number of countries have established truth commissions to come to terms with the legacy of past human rights violations yet little is known about the achievements and shortcomings of this popular transitional justice tool. Onur bakiner truth commissions memory power and legitimacy philadelphia university of pennsylvania press 2016 328 pp philadelphia university of pennsylvania press 2016 328 pp after periods of mass violence transitional governments are often called upon by their people human rights groups and international organizations to right . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Onur bakiner evaluates the success of truth commissions in promoting political judicial and social change he argues that even when commissions produce modest change as a result of political constraints they open new avenues for human rights activism and transform public discourses on memory truth justice and reconciliation
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