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Title: Truth and reconciliation commissions and transitional justice in Africa : lessons and implications for Kenya ; background paper
Authors: Wachira, George
Kamungi, Prisca
Keywords: PEACE RESEARCH
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
RECONCILIATION
GHANA
SIERRA LEONE
SOUTH AFRICA
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSIONS (TRC)
Date: 2008
Publisher: NPI-Africa, Nairobi, KE
Abstract: This Policy Brief is intended to contribute to the public debate on the proposed Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) for Kenya. The content is informed by ongoing research being carried out by NPI-Africa and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Focusing specifically on respondent’s expectations and perceptions, the research aims at drawing out lessons from transitional justice experiences in Africa, in particular the increasingly popular TRC approach. The research examined three countries that have concluded their TRCs or equivalents (Ghana, Sierra Leone and South Africa), one that is in the process of implementing (Liberia) and two that are still considering setting up TRCs (DRC, Kenya). Respondents were drawn from a wide sample of victims, experts, former commissioners, civil society actors, government officials, perpetrators, individuals who gave testimonies or submitted statements to the commissions, relatives of victims, care professionals and researchers, among others.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44586
Project Number: 103749
Project Title: Transitional Justice and the Rise of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Model in Africa : Emerging Lessons - Phase I
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