Publication
Title
Burundi's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: how to shed light on the past while standing in the dark shadow of politics?
Author
Abstract
More than a decade after the signature of the 2000 Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, which announced the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms in Burundi, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is about to be launched. This note highlights how political factors and dynamics related to the peace process and to the 2010 general elections explain the timing as well as elements of the proposed mandate and composition of the forthcoming TRC. There is reason to fear that the dominant partys attempts at controlling the TRC process, in addition to the context of increased insecurity, or possibly even of renewed armed insurgency, may undermine the Commissions ability to shed light on the past.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal of transitional justice. - Oxford, 2007, currens
Publication
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
ISSN
1752-7716
Volume/pages
6:2(2012), p. 355-365
ISI
000305826100013
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.05.2012
Last edited 10.11.2017
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