Fourth African Transitional Justice Forum: Opening Ceremony

On 26–28 October 2020, the African Union Commission Department of Political Affairs and CSVR hosted the fourth African Transitional Justice Forum. An inaugural online version of the Forum, the three-day conference addressed the state of transitional justice on the continent, specifically its contribution to the AU's 2020 theme of the year, "Silencing the Guns," amid the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Forum panels focused on development, violent extremism, victims' experiences and fundraising in relation to African-led transitional justice.

Opening Ceremony:
• Welcome Remarks by Chairperson of CSVR's Board of Directors, Mr Tefo Raditapole
• Remarks by the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights, Commissioner Solomon Ayele Dersso
• Opening Statement by the Commissioner of DPA, H.E. Cessouma Minata Samate

CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute that seeks to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at the community, national and regional levels.

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