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The impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on psychological distress and forgiveness in South Africa

Source: (2008) Social Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:462–468Background Legislation to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was passed soon after election of South Africa’s first democratic government. Discourse around the T... READ MORE

History teaching, conflict and the legacy of the past

Source: (2012) Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 7(2) 145–159The article examines the utility of enquiry based, multi-perspective history teaching in divided societies and those emerging from conflict. Using findings from Northern Irelan... READ MORE

Justice, human rights, and reconciliation in postconflict Cambodia.

Source: (2010) Human Rights Review. 11(4): 515-530.Retribution? Restitution? Reconciliation? “Justice” comes in many forms as witnessed by the spike in war crimes tribunals, Truth & Reconciliation Commissions, hybrid tribunals and genocide t... READ MORE

The story is true

from Howard Zehr's post on Restorative Justice Blog: Our histories, our identities, our meanings for our lives are understood in and conveyed through our stories. We often experience trauma when those stories are disrupted. The process of trans... READ MORE