Encounters with History: Dealing with the "Present Past" in Guatemala: Dealing with the "Present Past" in Guatemala

  title={Encounters with History: Dealing with the "Present Past" in Guatemala: Dealing with the "Present Past" in Guatemala},
  author={Anika Oettler},
During the past decade the truth commission has  risen to prominence as a key instrument of transitional justice. In this article, the Guatemalan  ‘Commission for Historical Clarification’ (CEH)  and the Catholic ‘Project for the Recovery of  Historical Memory’ (REMHI) are taken as examples in demonstrating the limitations as well as the  benefits of this political instrument that customarily must serve a variety of aims. The importance  of the official CEH must be seen within the context of… Expand
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