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

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 Guatemala's Commission for Historical Memory (1994 – 1998 ) in an attempt to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a truth commission. She expertly mulls over the role of criminal prosecutions in post-conflict trials and underlines the political agenda and impunity that exists in the establishment of a truth commission.

 

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Nahla Valji

Nahla Valji is a former CSVR Senior Project Manager for the African Transitional justice program. She currently holds the position of Senior Gender Advisor to the Executive Office of Secretary general for the UN. She holds a MA/ Joint Diploma International Relations / Diploma Forced Migration Studies from the York University, BA Political Science from Keele University and BA Political Science/ International Relations
The University of British Columbia.



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