Truthfulness and Rule of Law in the Society: Bosnia and Rwanda Perspectives


  • Sofija Nikola University of Belgrade
  • Teodora Stefan University of Belgrade


In the occurrences of devastating conflicts during a regime, having clear information on the truth on the past is regarded as a first step in the process healing and seeking justice and is acknowledged as a human  right where those who fell victims and the survivors of conflict and war are entitled to. The International law states clearly that right to know about the circumstances of serious violations of victims’ human rights and about who was responsible. It is progressively regular for nations rising up out of civil war or dictator rule to make a fact commission to work during the prompt post-change period. These commissions are conceded a moderately brief period for explanation taking, examinations, and research and formal conferences, before finishing their work with a last open report. This paper gives an evaluation of the past basic talk on truth and reconciliation towards the rule of law, distinguishes the issues critics have concentrated on, analyzes why the appraisals of TJ projects have been basic, and examines whether the reactions reflect fundamental conditions under which the TJ programs were led. This paper looks at the Truth and Reconciliation process in Rwanda after the genocide in 1994. In this manner, it endeavors to reveal the results of truth, reconciliation from past human rights abuses, and how they guide build up the rule of law in a public.

 Keywords: Truth, conflicts, Human Rights, Rule of Law & Society

Author Biographies

Sofija Nikola, University of Belgrade

University of Belgrade

Teodora Stefan, University of Belgrade

University of Belgrade


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How to Cite

Nikola, S., and T. Stefan. “Truthfulness and Rule of Law in the Society: Bosnia and Rwanda Perspectives”. Journal of Sociology, Psychology & Religious Studies, vol. 3, no. 1, May 2021, pp. 110-6,