Human Rights and Humanitarian Law E-Books Online, Collection 2017, ISBN ; 9789004328037.
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a noble attempt to begin to address the continuing traumatic legacy of Apartheid. This interdisciplinary collection critiques the work of the TRC 20 years since its establishment. Taking the paralysing political and social crises of the mid-1990s in South Africa as starting point, the book contains a collection of responses to the TRC that considers the notions of crisis, judgment and social justice. It asks whether the current political and social crises in South Africa are linked to the country's post-apartheid transitional mechanisms, specifically, the TRC. The fact that the material conditions of the lives of many Apartheid victims have not improved, forms a major theme of the book. Collectively, the book considers the 'unfinished business' of the TRC.
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Introduction / Mia Swart Reflections Rethinking Reconciliation and Forgiveness at the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Antjie Krog "Meeting the Man who Organised a Bomb in My Car" / Albie Sachs Contributions Jurisprudence after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission - 'Welcoming Other Ways of Being' and a 'Jurisprudence of Sense' / Karin van Marle Failure to Pursue Economic Reparations has, and Will Continue to Undermine Racial Reconciliation / William Gumede Property in Transitional Times: The Glaring Absence of Property at the trc / Elmien du Plessis Performing and Resisting the Post-TRC 'Trauma-Drama': Survivor's Narratives of Past and Present Violence in South Africa / Kim Wale The Moral Imperative of the trc and the Question of Collective Guilt / Mia Swart What Did the trc Teach South Africa about Democratic Citizenship? / Hugo van der Merwe Real Zones of Indistinction: Crisis, Exception, Norm - and the trc as Biopolitical Imperative / Jaco Barnard-Naudé South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the Light of Ubuntu: A Comprehensive Appraisal / Thaddeus Metz The Media Hearings of the trc: Lessons to Be Learnt for Transitional Justice Processes1 / Ylva Rodny-Gumede Putting the J into the trc: Kenya's Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission / Ronald C. Slye Endnote / Karin van Marle.
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Print version: Limits of transition Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2017