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Looking back while moving forward: The evolution of Truth Commissions in Korea.

Wolman, ANdrew
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal. 14(3):27-56.

It is the objective of this article to begin to fill this gap in the literature by outlining in more detail the ongoing development of truth
commissions in Korea. This article will first review the development of
truth commissions in Korea over time, starting with their pre-modern
historical antecedents. This will lead into a discussion on the proliferation
of issue-specific truth commissions starting in 1996, the work of the
TRCK, and the role of truth commissions in Korea’s highly polarized
political landscape. By highlighting the long history of truth finding in
Korea, this article will contribute to a growing literature that examines the
disparate geographical and historical origins of truth commissions and
other transitional justice mechanisms. ‘7The article will then discuss some
of the particularities of Korean truth commissions before concluding with
some thoughts on the future evolution of truth commissions in Korea. (excerpt)


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