Transitional Justice in Eastern Germany

  title={Transitional Justice in Eastern Germany},
  author={D. Kommers},
  journal={Law and Social Inquiry-journal of The American Bar Foundation},
  • D. Kommers
  • Published 1997
  • Political Science
  • Law and Social Inquiry-journal of The American Bar Foundation
On October 3, 1990, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) ceased to exist. On that celebrated day of German unity, the GDR incorporated itself into the legal and political system of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). Economic and social union had taken place a few months earlier.1 After 40 years, a people who had become accustomed to central planning, full employment, and state ownership of almost everything suddenly found themselves compacted into a profit-driven market economy rooted in… Expand
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