Truth commissions and similar bodies

According to Ruti Teitel, truth commissions “are official bodies, often created by a national government, to investigate, document, and report upon human rights abuses within a country over a specified period of time” (Teitel, R. G. (2003). Human Rights in Transition: Transitional Justice Genealogy, Harvard Human Rights Journal, 16(69), 69-94). As a general rule, members of truth commission take testimonies, conduct investigations on past abuses and their work ends with a final report.

EU countries have established commissions dealing with past abuses. By clicking on each country, details of the commissions will be displayed below the map.