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Truth and reconciliation commissions and transitional justice in Africa : lessons and implications for Kenya ; background paper

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dc.contributor.author Wachira, George
dc.contributor.author Kamungi, Prisca
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-26T17:51:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-26T17:51:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44586
dc.description.abstract This Policy Brief is intended to contribute to the public debate on the proposed Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) for Kenya. The content is informed by ongoing research being carried out by NPI-Africa and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Focusing specifically on respondent’s expectations and perceptions, the research aims at drawing out lessons from transitional justice experiences in Africa, in particular the increasingly popular TRC approach. The research examined three countries that have concluded their TRCs or equivalents (Ghana, Sierra Leone and South Africa), one that is in the process of implementing (Liberia) and two that are still considering setting up TRCs (DRC, Kenya). Respondents were drawn from a wide sample of victims, experts, former commissioners, civil society actors, government officials, perpetrators, individuals who gave testimonies or submitted statements to the commissions, relatives of victims, care professionals and researchers, among others. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (15 p.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NPI-Africa, Nairobi, KE en
dc.subject PEACE RESEARCH en
dc.subject CONFLICT RESOLUTION en
dc.subject ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE en
dc.subject RECONCILIATION en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject SIERRA LEONE en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION en
dc.title Truth and reconciliation commissions and transitional justice in Africa : lessons and implications for Kenya ; background paper en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 103749
idrc.project.title Transitional Justice and the Rise of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Model in Africa : Emerging Lessons - Phase I en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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