TITLE

On Carnival and Context: A Response to Bridget Storrie

AUTHOR(S)
James, Matt
PUB. DATE
November 2015
SOURCE
International Journal of Transitional Justice;Nov2015, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p486
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the historic injustice in the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He refers to the Commission's distinctively victim-centred approach to producing and disseminating knowledge, fault-finding, and limited forensic investigative mandate. He adds that the TRC was denied subpoena powers and lacked even the right to report on allegations against specific individuals.
ACCESSION #
110454673

 

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