Truth Commissions

Between Acknowledgement and Ignorance: How White South Africans Have Dealt with the Apartheid Past

This report examines the way ordinary people - Germans after 1945 and South Africans after 1994-  deal with an authoritarian past. The report considers how the past is perceived; to what extent people accept the ...

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South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Legislation providing for the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has recently been passed by South Africa's Parliament. This represents the culmination of a set of debates centred on how best to confront ...

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Keeping the Wolves at Bay: Issues and Concerns in Establishing a Witness Protection Programme in South Africa

This report answers the question as to why a witness protection programme is necessary in South Africa. It offers a brief evaluation of witness protection in South Africa up to and including the Goldstone Commission's ...

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Investigation Units: The Teeth of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

This paper examines various issues relating to the investigation units (IU) of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Based primarily on extensive interviews with people involved in the Goldstone Commission's investigations and those involved in ...

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Do Sleeping Dogs Lie? The Psychological Implications of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa

This paper explores how the process of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) could operate as psychologically rehabilitative mechanism. It focuses on the potentially numerous traumatised individuals who will come into contact with the TRC ...

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Community Policing, Human Rights and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

This paper discusses some of the ways that the police services can effectively transform in the post-apartheid period and lead South Africa towards a truly democratic and peaceful future.

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