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The bodies of 54 peasants - mostly women and children - carried out in the 80s during the armed conflict between the government and the guerrillas of the Shining Path conflict were found in 19 mass graves in a remote area of Peru. The
The truth and torture of commissions and ommisions November 25, 2013 This country has known commissions. There have been commissions of inquiry and commissions of the taking kind, kick-backs in other words...We've had leaders who didn't know or didn'
Can truth commissions help secure a just peace following a violent conflict in which massive human rights abuses are committed? Can their inclusion in peace agreements guarantee that justice is not sacrificed for the sake of peace? Have our
Canada's Indian residential school system has been granted a one-year extension. "I welcome the extension...The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been conducting research and hearing testimony across the country for the past few years...
Anguish over the whereabouts of loved ones who went missing during a five-year civil conflict that ended a decade ago continues for countless families in the Solomon Islands. Searching for the remains of those who disappeared is vital to enduring
Madikizela-Mandela during a celebratory event on Aug. 8, 2013, around the release of her book titled 491 Days in Johannesburg. Reuters gallery Mandla Mandela, grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela, talks to journalists during a
As the impetus of the 2011 revolution that toppled the Ben Ali regime, Tunisian civil society continues to be an integral part in the country's transition to democracy and the rule of law. The dialogue about the past is central to this transition in
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's historic apology on aboriginal residential schools could lose its significance if his own government doesn't fulfil its legal duty to produce records documenting the century-long saga, says the head of a commission
Desmond Tutu cackles loudly, his distinctive laugh filling the room, words of wisdom at the tip of his tongue. Just recently, I feel Tutu has less to laugh about than usual. He has been the driving force behind condemnation regarding Africa's appeal
Thousands of residential school survivors attended the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Vancouver, bearing witness to Canada's sad history of residential schools. In all, about 150,000 First Nations children went through the church-run