Truth Commissions, As Outlined By The Course, Are Thought

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Truth commissions, as outlined by the course, are thought of as essentially ‘good’. However, the benefit of these truth commission, what makes them good, is that they are more so learning tools for the future rather than a be-all-end-all solution for countries’ problems, as discussed in lecture. Thus, truth commissions, as observed, are successful in the instance of addressing violence, but are not so successful in transformative events that could benefit the lands and people. The success of these commissions are measured by the constituency of democracy as viewed from a primarily democratic outer-party, as brought about by one of my classmates. While truth commissions are not relatively similar at all, besides the violence taking place…show more content…
The United States plentifully does so, especially when it affects them. The extent of the nation’s involvement, however, differs per case in extremism. In the Chilean case for example, the United States had money invested in the mining industry and thus were scared to see the country meet a fate of communism in fear for their investments’ safety. Thus, much money was repealed. In Guatemala, due to the banana fruit company, the Unites States was once again fearful for their money. Perhaps the goals of these powerful nations is on a more selfish level than previously thought of. It’s difficult to measure and give life a price tag when the effect is not personal it seems. Some countries’ disputes were easier to reconcile than others because the countries were primarily democratic to begin with, which allowed an easier process of civil liberties to take place. In situations like this, involvements are less restrictive because there is a sense of wanting improvement. An exemplary case of this is Argentina, which reformed their constitution in 1994 to enhance democracy and make international treaties into constitutional law for the sake of human rights. Thus, the truth commission was considered successful because it returned to democracy so quickly (and because of the selling rates of the published truth commission). As previously noted, other instances with the same installments did not meet the same alleged fate of correctness. Guatemala, for instance, upheld their
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