Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

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Dialogue and learning on restorative justice

This report details an exchange between members of the Burundian parliament and experts in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process from South Africa, Togo, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.

Join in spiritual solidarity today

Please join the community of Maine and Wabanaki people in a day of reflection, meditation, and prayer today. Tomorrow, with the seating of the Maine-Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), they will embark on a historic undertaking to uncover the truth, promote healing, and make recommendations for the best child welfare practices, while finding peaceful ways to move forward together.

Conference on truth commissions and transitional justice begins in Burundi

Burundi Transitional Justice - SRSG for Burundi and Gov't Rep Speak

UN Representative speaks and the Burundian government representative listens

Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Burundi adresses the Conference on transitional justice in Burundi. Immaculee Nahayo, Minister of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender, Government of Burundi listens before presenting her speech.

For more photos from the Opening Ceremony of the Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons Learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions conference click here.

Over 50 participants from nine countries gathered to listen to remarks for the opening ceremony and shared high expectations for the work during the three-day conference and of the eventual establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Burundi.

Opening Ceremony for “Lessons Learned” From Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 8:15am - 10:30am

“Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons Learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions” conference will be opened with remarks from a representative of the Government of Burundi and a United Nations official. They will welcome participants and introduce the topic of transitional justice in Burundi.

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