Truth and reconciliation commissions have played a critical role in a number of countries that had to come to terms with a past marked by protracted conflict, civil strife, violence, and massive human rights abuse. The most widely known example is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission established in 1995 in South Africa to examine Apartheid-Era crimes.
"Truth And Reconciliation Commissions,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 4
, Article 14.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol4/iss2/14