This collection of essays reflects on truth and reconciliation commissions (TRCs) and related mechanisms that have taken place in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Melanesia with a view towards informing other processes that engage historical approaches to resolve conflict. It documents global innovations in TRCs pioneered in this region, as well as the pivotal, trans-national nature of civil society’s influence on them. Rather than providing a legalistic or institutional account, this volume seeks to capture the unique quality of expression fostered by each truth-seeking response. It demonstrates the lyrical power of truth-telling to unravel dominant narratives and structural inequalities that perpetuate human rights violations and abuses.
"Book Review: Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia,"
Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal:
Available at: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/gsp/vol13/iss3/16
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