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Strategic Choices in the Design of Truth Commissions

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In doing this research, we selected five cases from the nearly 20 Truth Commissions that have been active during the past 25 years: Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, South Africa, and Guatemala. These cases have been consistently identified as the most successful and comprehensive examples of Truth Commissions. They are also the cases that are most extensively documented, which makes them highly instructive. Choose a case from the list above, and then click Background for a brief summary of the case .

Note: the background case notes are no longer available. Please refer to the Bibliography for alternate sources.

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