truth commission

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25 June 2014 by Julie Schneider, Tunis (Tunisia)

A well-known human rights activist, Sihem Ben Sedrine, 64, has been appointed president of the Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunisia. She received 11 of the possible 15 votes from the other commissioners, themselves nominated a week before [IJT-161]. She is one of the few women to preside over a truth commission. 

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09 July 2014 by IJT

The formation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and a Commission on Enforced Disappearance (CED) for the victims of the decade-long Maoist conflict in Nepal are part of the plans for the new fiscal year, confirmed the government of Nepal on June 29.

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25 June 2014 by Abdullahi Boru, Nairobi (Kenya)

One year after its publication in May 2013, Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) recommendations remain dead letters. A combination of leadership struggles, political inertia and procedural issues has led many Kenyans to view the commission’s extensive report as yet another exercise in avoidance, designed to lower the political temperature. 

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09 July 2014 by Julie Schneider, Tunis (Tunisia)

Post the Arab Spring, Tunisia stands alone in the Middle East in its commitment to transitional justice. Just three years into the revolution, it created a Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) on 9 June, whose 15 members have a maximum of five years to document human rights violations committed from July 1955 to December 2013. But, already under pressure over allegations of political bias, the IVD will experience no honeymoon period.

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22 October 2014 by Marc-André Boisvert, Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

Just weeks after the final public sessions of Ivory Coast’s Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation, victims’ advocates say the process has failed and reconciliation still seems a long way off.

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19 November 2014 by Thierry Ogier, São Paulo (Brazil)

In a major shake-up, Brazil’s National Truth Commission (CNV) is expected to demand the prosecution of alleged military regime torturers identified in their final report on crimes during the country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship. 

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11 June 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT 161.

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09 July 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT 163.

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22 October 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT issue number 168.

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19 November 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT issue number 170.

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