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Title:Peacebuilding in Africa: lessons from truth commissions
Author:Fombad, Charles MangaISNI
Periodical:Lesotho Law Journal: A Journal of Law and Development
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
offences against human rights
commissions of inquiry
Abstract:This article explores the concept of peacebuilding as a post conflict-settlement mechanism for laying the foundations for sustainable peace in Africa using insights from truth commissions. Truth commissions are one of the numerous policy tools that can be used to transform conflicts constructively to create a basis for sustainable peace, especially in the transitional democracies in Africa. Three examples illustrate the role that truth commissions can play in the peacebuilding process: two from Africa, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Nigerian Commission on Inquiry into Human Rights Violations, and one from Latin America, the Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]