Transitional Justice and the Role of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Africa : Emerging Lessons - Phase II

Between December 2006 and May 2009, the Nairobi Peace initiative and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding carried out a collaborative five-country project entitled, Transitional Justice and the Rise of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Model in Africa : Emerging Lessons and Implications for Post-Accord Societies (103749). The project was undertaken at a time of great interest in transitional justice and truth commissions in Africa and the world. The findings were presented at a conference in Kenya, a seminar in Togo, expert testimony before the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and various audiences in other countries.

Interest in the research created further opportunities for dissemination, This phase will broaden access to the research findings through seminars and policy briefs aimed at policymakers, government officials, civil society leaders, researchers and academics in Kenya, Liberia and Togo. Also, the project report will be updated and augmented by means of a literature review, workshop discussions and key informant interviews, and published as a book.

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Project status


Start Date

Friday, March 12, 2010

End Date

Friday, October 12, 2012


24 months

IDRC Officer

Karuru, Njeri

Total funding

CA$ 353,900


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Kenya, Liberia, Togo


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

George Wachira


Nairobi Peace Initiative - Africa

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