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In this Article I seek to explore, not resolve, some of the issues and tensions in the role of temporality in achieving justice through mediative processes and to suggest some correctives at the practice level, as well as encourage some deeper thinking at the theoretical level. I focus here on issues of expression of temporality ("the past") in the "justice and mediation" question, not on issues of how the past should be judged - by the rule of law, culture, or universal human rights principles, or even how it can be "managed" when understandings of the past conflict or cannot be "resolved." I leave those bigger questions for another day or another writer.

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5 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 97-115 (2004),