"Truth Recovery or McCarthyism Revisited": An Evaluation of the Stasi Records Act of 1991 with Reference to the South African Experience

"Truth Recovery or McCarthyism Revisited": An Evaluation of the Stasi Records Act of 1991 with Reference to the South African Experience

This paper will examine the fraught issue of access to the records of intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies. The dilemmas which this topic poses are at the cutting edge of the tensions between the rights of access to information and those of privacy.

 

Truth Recovery or McCarthyism Revisited
Graeme Simpson
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Graeme Simpson, Co-founder of CSVR and former Executive Director, is an experienced peacebuilder with international expertise in violence, reconciliation and transitional justice. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of the Witwatersrand, Master's degree History from the University of The Witwatersrand and BA Hons History; African Politics; Industrial sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

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