Title
Burundi's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: how to shed light on the past while standing in the dark shadow of politics? Burundi's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: how to shed light on the past while standing in the dark shadow of politics?
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford :Oxford University Press ,
Subject
Politics
Law
Source (journal)
The international journal of transitional justice. - Oxford, 2007, currens
Volume/pages
6(2012) :2 , p. 355-365
ISSN
1752-7716
ISI
000305826100013
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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