Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

Truth-telling and truth-seeking efforts have gained an increasingly central place in the process of dealing with a legacy of mass abuse in the aftermath of a violent conflict. Building a ‘common memory’ of the past has been the explicit aim of several truth-seeking mechanisms or processes such as truth commissions and trials. (excerpt)