TITLE

TRUTH COMMISSIONS AND THE END OF HISTORY

AUTHOR(S)
KALLINEN, TIMO
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Socie;Summer2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author discusses the perceived Eurocentrism of truth commissions. Transitional justice is described as a set of judicial initiative used in post-conflict societies to transition from authoritarian rule to democracy. It is said to have become a dominant global model, most in the form of truth commissions. The author believes that this kind of idealism is constituting the Western liberal democratic model where the idea of human rights and its key concepts are rooted in Western culture.
ACCESSION #
53700291

 

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