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South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Alternate Title TRC
Creator South Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Organization Type Other organization types
Organization Based In South Africa
Geographic Focus South Africa
Subjects Apartheid; Truth commissions; Transitional justice; Human rights (General)
Summary The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was set up by the Government of National Unity to help deal with what happened under apartheid. The TRC effected its mandate through 3 committees: the Amnesty Committee, Reparation and Rehabilitation (R&R) Committee and Human Rights Violations (HRV) Committee. The Final Report of the TRC was published in 7 volumes in 1998 (I-V) and 2003 (VI-VII).
Languages English