Campbell, Colm and Turner, Catherine (2008) Utopia and the Doubters: truth, transition and the law. Legal Studies, 23(3) . pp. 374-395. [Journal article]
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Truth commissions have an intuitive appeal in squaring the circle of peace and accountability post-conflict, but some claims for their benefits risk utopianism. Law provides both opportunities and pitfalls for post-conflict justice initiatives, including the operation of truth commissions. Rather than adopting a heavily legalised approach, derived from public inquiries, a "holistic legal model", employing social science fact finding methodologies to explore patterns of violations, and drawing appropriately on legal standards, may provide the best option for a possible Northern Ireland truth commission.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Transitional Justice Institute|
|Deposited By:||Ms Catherine Turner|
|Deposited On:||18 Jan 2010 14:11|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2013 09:59|
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