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Truth commissions, the European Union and reparations from business

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Show simple item record Darcy, Shane 2012-03-15T16:31:13Z 2012-03-15T16:31:13Z 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Shane Darcy (2012) 'Truth Commissions, the European Union and Reparations from Business' In: Faria Medjouba (Eds.). Building Peace in Post-conflict Situations. London : British Institute of International and Comparative Law. (pp.46-30) en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781905221479
dc.identifier.isbn 1905221479
dc.description.abstract Truth and reconciliation commissions are an increasingly common mechanism used in post-conflict or transitional societies. These commissions might act as means of accountability, establish a record of past events, help individuals and society come to terms with a repressive past, and make recommendations for reparations for victims. This essay begins by briefly exploring the purpose, powers and processes of truth commissions. It then turns to examine the relationship between the European Union and such truth commissions. Thus far, this has largely involved the European Union playing the role of financial donor. While the principal focus of these truth commissions has been on situations outside of Europe, some of their findings have highlighted the role played by European interests during the respective conflicts or eriods of repression. The involvement of business in violations of human rights or humanitarian law is specifically examined. In the final section, the essay considers the recommendations of truth commissions regarding reparations from complicit companies and assesses possible implications for the European Union. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship 7th Framework Programme (EC); ATLAS project en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher British Institute of International and Comparative Law en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Building Peace in Post-conflict Situations en
dc.subject Truth and reconciliation commissions en_US
dc.subject European Union en_US
dc.subject Human rights law en_US
dc.title Truth commissions, the European Union and reparations from business en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US 2012-03-15T14:54:47Z
dc.description.peer-reviewed Not peer reviewed
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dc.internal.rssid 1303945 Shane Darcy, Irish Centre For Human Rights, Nui Galway. 3947 Email:
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