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Campbell on Conflicted Democracies, Truth Commissions and the Law

Colm Campbell, a professor at the Transitional Justice Institute in University of Ulster, has just published an article entitled “The Spectre Returns: Conflicted Democracies, Truth Commissions and the Law” in the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. The whole article is available here and in my view it is necessary reading for anyone interested in how a democratic state confronts systematic (although, as Colm notes, not catastrophic) rights violations in its past. It is also an excellent piece for those who are interested in the ways in which Northern Ireland is moving towards some kind of mechanism for dealing with the aftermath of human rights violations by both the State and other actors and the role that litigation in the European Court of Human Rights plays in that process. Read more…