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Truth and reconciliation commissions in Africa : lessons and implications for Kenya ; a briefing paper

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dc.contributor.author Wachira, George
dc.contributor.author Kamungi, Prisca
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-26T18:22:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-26T18:22:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44590
dc.description.abstract This brief indicates some lessons and problems from TRC experiences in Africa and makes recommendations for Kenya. Drawing on experiences from South Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and DRC, this brief cautions that previous TRCs have not been as successful as is sometimes assumed. While the South African TRC (SATRC) gave new prominence to TRCs (or TJRC in the case of Kenya3), it has led to a fixation on a particular form of transitional justice at the expense of careful consideration of the goals sought and the context of the specific transitions. For the Kenyan TJRC to succeed it will have to respond to some of the problems identified. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (9 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 TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.title Truth and reconciliation commissions in Africa : lessons and implications for Kenya ; a briefing 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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