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Burundi 2015 DEP report

Burundi 2015 DEP report cover
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In 2015, a study tour to South Africa for Burundi TRC members was envisioned and planned by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in partnership with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). South Africa was chosen as the first country to visit because of the relative success of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (SA TRC) under the leadership of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The choice of the SA TRC was dictated by the availability of former South African commissioners and their willingness to share their experiences. 
 
In addition, a previous AFSC-supported visit to Cape Town by the Commission of Justice and Human Rights (part of the Burundi National Assembly) gave the country’s decision makers a desire to learn more from the South African experience. The delegates of that earlier visit were charged with refining the long-disputed draft law at the time, and the group traveled to Cape Town to learn from the South African TRC and the content of its law.

Created Date 
Oct 9, 2015

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