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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) puts the spotlight on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for promoting democratic good governance
Tue, 2014-03-04 12:05

Over the last few decades, truth and reconciliation commissions (TRC) have been initiated in countries emerging out of conflicts all across the globe. From Argentina, to Rwanda, Brazil and in our own country, these truth-seeking bodies were tasked to investigate past records of all manner of human rights violations. As their name implies, TRCs attempt to set the historical record straight with the explicit goal of ensuring that such atrocities will never be repeated. Can the lessons learned from TRCs be used to enhance conflict mediation and prevention?

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