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Title: Truth and reconciliation commissions in Africa : lessons and implications for Kenya ; a briefing paper
Authors: Wachira, George
Kamungi, Prisca
Keywords: PEACE RESEARCH
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
RECONCILIATION
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
KENYA
Date: 2008
Publisher: NPI-Africa, Nairobi, KE
Abstract: This brief indicates some lessons and problems from TRC experiences in Africa and makes recommendations for Kenya. Drawing on experiences from South Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and DRC, this brief cautions that previous TRCs have not been as successful as is sometimes assumed. While the South African TRC (SATRC) gave new prominence to TRCs (or TJRC in the case of Kenya3), it has led to a fixation on a particular form of transitional justice at the expense of careful consideration of the goals sought and the context of the specific transitions. For the Kenyan TJRC to succeed it will have to respond to some of the problems identified.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44590
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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