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Author: Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm
ISBN13: 978-0415553223
Title: Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies: The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy (Security and Governance)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 30, 2010)
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Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies: The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy (Security and Governance) by Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm



Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm thoughtfully highlights the difficulties inherent in assessing the impact of truth commissions and challenges us to re-think current approaches to evaluating their work. Catherine Jenkins – School of Oriental and African studies, University of London, UK. In recent decades, truth commissions have been widely promoted as a basis for furthering human rights, reconciliation, and democratic change. Wiebelhaus-Brahm’s (2010) book provides the most extensive examination of truth commissions to date using a mixed-methods approach.

Despite the increasing frequency of truth commissions, there has been little agreement as to their long-term impact on a state's political and social development. This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice

Wiebelhaus-Brahm’s (2010) book provides the most extensive examination of truth commissions to date using a mixed-methods approach. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm is a consultant on issues ranging from the politics of post-conflict justice and reconstruction to labour and employment law and welfare state politics

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The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy. by Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm. series Security and Governance. This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice. Providing the first cross-national analysis of the impact of truth commissions and presenting detailed analytical case studies on South Africa, El Salvador, Chile, and Uganda, author Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm examines how truth commission investigations and their final reports have shaped the respective societies. The author demonstrates that in the longer term, truth commissions have often had appreciable effects on human rights, but more limited impact.

This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice.

Eric Wiebelhaus-brahm. Despite the increasing frequency of truth commissions, there has been little agreement as to their long-term impact on a state's political and social development.

12 Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies: The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy (New York: Routledge, 2010); Hunjoon Kim and Kathryn Sikkink, ‘Explaining the Deterrence Effect of Human Rights Prosecutions for Transitional Countries,’ International Studies Quarterly 54(4) (2010): 939–963; Tricia D. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne and Andrew G. Reiter, Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efcacy (Washington, DC: US Institute of Peace Press, 2010). intuitive sense to expect improvements in human rights conduct and democratic governance during and after the truth commission process in great part because truth commissions are likely to be established during democratic transitions, and when the human rights situation has already improved, at least to the extent that transitional justice becomes a viable possibility.

Despite the increasing frequency of truth commissions, there has been little agreement as to their long-term impact on a state's political and social development. This book uses a multi-method approach to examine the impact of truth commissions on subsequent human rights protection and democratic practice.

Providing the first cross-national analysis of the impact of truth commissions and presenting detailed analytical case studies on South Africa, El Salvador, Chile, and Uganda, author Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm examines how truth commission investigations and their final reports have shaped the respective societies. The author demonstrates that in the longer term, truth commissions have often had appreciable effects on human rights, but more limited impact in terms of democratic development. The book concludes by considering how future research can build upon these findings to provide policymakers with strong recommendations on whether and how a truth commission is likely to help fragile post-conflict societies.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Transition Justice, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, Democratization Studies, International Law and International Relations.