Source: (2006) In Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Javier Mariezcurrena, Ed., Transitional Justice in the Twenty-First Century, Beyond Truth versus Justice. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press. Pg. 70-93.

"The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Comission de la Verdad y Reconciliacion - CVR), which released its Final Report in August 2003, has laid a strong claim to be remembered as one of the most notable among similar experiences of accountability and historical clarification. ... This chapter situates the choices made by the CVR in the political context in which the Commission was created. It reviews the legal developments in the struggle against impunity and the changes in the political climate as the Commission neared the end of its mandate. It also examines the work of the legal teams within the CVR before and after the presentation of its Final Report and it summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of the CVR strategy and highlights possible lessons to be learned." (excerpt)