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The Promise of Restorative Justice: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Issues its Final Report

Young, Paula
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) St. Louis Lawyer, October 1: 11A. Downloaded 20 May 2004.

In the aftermath of a long war between the government and insurgent groups in the 1980s and into the 1990s, Peru established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate the circumstances and effects of this brutal conflict. In this article, Paula Young outlines the findings of the Peruvian TRC’s final report, issued at the end of August 2003. She provides background to the Peruvian TRC’s approach and recommendations by discussing restorative justice principles and practices at the individual level and at the national level. Furthermore, Young compares the Peruvian TRC with the efforts of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


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