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Children in Bosnia are growing up learning that their neighbours are enemies. Civic groups say that a truth commission is the only way to defuse brewing ethnic hatred
When truth commissions were set up in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Chile` and El Salvador, they were justified because the systems of abuse there had been designed to hide the facts. Torture and related abuses were committed largely in secret; crimes like "disappearances" were intended to erase any trace of the victim or the crime. Hence the compelling need to uncover and acknowledge the truth.
In Bosnia, such a commission is not needed because of a hidden truth, but because of multiple …