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By Holly L. Guthrey

​This booklet intends to give a contribution to the transforming into physique of transitional justice literature by way of offering perception into how fact commissions might be helpful to sufferers of mass violence, in line with information amassed in Timor-Leste and at the Solomon Islands. Drawing on literature within the fields of sufferer psychology, procedural justice, and transitional justice, this research is guided by way of the puzzle of why truth-telling in post-conflict settings has been came upon to be both worthwhile and destructive to sufferers of mass violence. current reports have pointed out various optimistic merits and detrimental results of truth-telling for sufferers; besides the fact that, the explanations why a few sufferers event a feeling of therapeutic whereas others don't after engaging in post-conflict fact fee approaches keeps to stay uncertain. for that reason, to deal with one piece of this complicated puzzle, this e-book seeks to start clarifying how truth-telling might be worthy for sufferers by means of investigating the query: What pathways lead from truth-telling to sufferer therapeutic in post-conflict settings? construction at the proposition that having voice—a key component to procedural justice—can aid contributors to beat the disempowerment and marginalisation of victimisation, this publication investigates voice­ as a  causal mechanism that could create pathways towards therapeutic inside of fact fee public hearings.   Comparative, empirical stories that examine how truth-telling contributes to sufferer therapeutic in post-conflict settings are scarce within the box of transitional justice. This publication starts to fill a tremendous hole within the present physique of literature. From a realistic viewpoint, by means of improving realizing of ways fact commissions can advertise therapeutic, the findings and arguments during this volume provide perception into how the layout of transitional justice methods will be stronger sooner or later to higher reply to the desires of sufferers of mass violence.

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