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“Removing the perpetuity of hatred”: on South Africa as a model example

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 December 2006

Barbara Cassin
The National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris (CNRS)


Based on the example of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, the author analyses the conditions necessary from a philosophical and philological perspective — even if they are never enough — to move from war to reconciliation, and thus to deal with hatred: a policy of remembrance, a policy of justice and a policy of speech.

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
2006 International Committee of the Red Cross

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