Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Seeking Reconciliation and Reintegration: Assessment of a Pilot Restorative Justice Mediation Project

With the aim of addressing the Post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) need for both participants and TRC officials to engage in personal and community dialogues in order to bring about real reconciliation, CSVR designed a ...

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Reconciliation Through Amnesty? Amnesty Applicants' Views of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The subsequent report aims both to inform further intervention with ex-combatants in South Africa and to provide some insights that may guide other international efforts to engage perpetrators of human rights abuses in conditional amnesties, ...

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Victims' Perspectives About the Human Rights Violations Hearings

What is justice? Is it something absolute that thus requires absolute and unconditional pursuit? How much truth can a society bear and afford? This research report seeks to contribute to answering these question by evaluating ...

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Key Resources on Reparations in Southern Africa

The following Bibliography is a part of research that forms part of a study "Southern Africa Reconciliation Project" funded by the International Development Research Centre. It was a collaborative project involving CSVR (South Africa), the ...

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Police Transformation and the South African TRC

The subsequent report looks to reflect on the relationship between South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (hereafter referred to as the TRC) and the country's national police agency, the South African Police Service (SAPS), in ...

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A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake: Politics and Crime in the Transition to Democracy in South Africa

In and of itself, the brief account of the murder of an eight month-old baby along with the baby’s mother in the course of a massacre partially explained as political motivation during the Truth and ...

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