"Truth, Dare or Promise": Civil Society and the Proposed Commission on Truth and Reconciliation

"Truth, Dare or Promise": Civil Society and the Proposed Commission on Truth and Reconciliation

This paper is concerned with the seemingly imminent issue of legislation to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, and with the related controversial issues of indemnification of past human rights perpetrators and public access to information relating to these abuses during the apartheid era, as well as during the subsequent negotiation period.

 

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Graeme Simpson
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Graeme Simpson, Co-founder of CSVR and former Executive Director, is an experienced peacebuilder with international expertise in violence, reconciliation and transitional justice. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of the Witwatersrand, Master's degree History from the University of The Witwatersrand and BA Hons History; African Politics; Industrial sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.



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