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Liberia’s Truth Commission Report: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Transitional Justice

Schmid, Evelyne. (2009) Liberia’s Truth Commission Report: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Transitional Justice. PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security, 24. pp. 5-28.

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Abstract

In early 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia (TRC) released the first volume of its final report. The report claims that the root causes of the civil war that devastated Liberia between 1989 and 2003 were poverty, corruption, and inequality. Despite this diagnosis, the Commission’s legal analysis of past abuses barely touches upon violations of economic, social, and cultural rights (ESCR). Likewise, many transitional justice processes around the world sideline considerations of ESCR. This article, based on an analysis of the first volume of the final report of the TRC of Liberia, outlines why violations of ESCR should be addressed by transitional justice processes. This paper also provides recommendations for the final two volumes of the report, to be issued in June 2009.
Faculties and Departments:02 Faculty of Law > Departement Rechtswissenschaften > Fachbereich Öffentliches Recht > Ordinariat Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht (Schefer)
UniBasel Contributors:Schmid, Evelyne
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
e-ISSN:1041-9802
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:22 Jun 2017 10:47
Deposited On:16 May 2017 08:35

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