African Truth Commissions and Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

African Truth Commissions and Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Within the international development and human rights communities, awareness of the use of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) as a tool of war has grown significantly over the past two decades. Truth commission have emerged as a key response to support victims of CRSV and provide recommendations on how the state should provide assistance and avoid future violations. This report draws on an analysis of the final reports of truth commissions in four African countries—Sierra Leone (2004), Liberia (2009), Kenya (2015), and Tunisia (2019)—to explore the evolving nature of truth commission engagement with this specific mandate on the continent.

 

Report - AFRICAN TRUTH COMMISSIONS AND SURVIVORS OF CONFLICT-RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE - Morley 2021
Rachel Morley
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J.D. candidate, William and Mary Law School, USA.

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