Truth Commissions

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 ...

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Accountability and National Reconciliation in South Africa

This paper offers an exploration of the state of accountability and reconciliation in South Africa, calling for a look not only at the agenda and impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission but also at ...

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Negotiating Transition: The Limits of the South African Model for the Rest of Africa

This report provides information and details from the seminar, ‘Negotiating Transition: The Limits of the South African Model for the Rest of Africa,’. The seminar explored the impact that the South African model of transitional ...

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Trials and Truth Commissions: Seeking Accountability in the Aftermath of Violence

Nahla Valji looks to uncover and reflect on the objectives, potency and obstacles that are so prevalent in the establishment of a trials and truth commission.  She makes use of key references such as the ...

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Post Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Alternative Prosecution Policy Framework for Political Violence of the Past

This framework document is an attempt by CSVR, in association with other stakeholders, to formulate a prosecution policy regarding past political violence. The document covers background to CSVR's alternative prosecution framework, general benefits and challenges ...

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Victim Services for Human Rights Violations in Malawi

The following case study is an in-depth examination of The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) torture victim support project, from its origin to the impact it had even after operations ceased. The purpose ...

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