Remembering to Forget: Issues to Consider when Establishing Structures for Dealing with the Past

Remembering to Forget: Issues to Consider when Establishing Structures for Dealing with the Past

This paper moves from the premise that when countries are attempting to overcome a violent past it is better to deal with the past through investigation, truth recovery, justice and support for victims or survivors of violence than to ignore it. The paper is geared toward countries that are undergoing processes of social and political transformation. Specifically it is targeted at countries that are coming out of protracted periods of political violence.

 

Chap 6 - SA TRC Brandon Hamber
Brandon Hamber
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Brandon Hamber is a former CSVR Programme Manager. He holds a PhD Psychology from The University of Ulster and BA (Hons) MA (Clin. Psych) Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

 

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