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The international community and post-war reconciliation in Africa: A case study of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Mittuniversitetet, Institutionen för informationsteknologi och medier.
2010 (English)In: African Journal on Conflict Resolution, ISSN 1562-6997, Vol. 10, no 1, 35-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The decade-long armed conflict and political unrest in Sierra Leone deeply affected the civilian population. Since the end of the war in 2002, the government of Sierra Leone and the international community have been involved in peacebuilding activities, national reconciliation and reconstruction. The reconciliatory process necessitated the setting up of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) which was also a product of the Lomé Peace Agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone and the now defunct Revolutionary United Front (RUF). The international community invested US$ 4,6 million in the Sierra Leone TRC mission. The TRC examined the causes of the war, human rights violations and the role played by foreign actors. This paper analyses the TRC as an internationally driven process to enhance reconciliation, peace, development and democracy in Sierra Leone. It also evaluates the impact of the implementation of the recommendations of the TRC. Beyond this, it makes some suggestions on how the international community can better promote transitional justice and the peacebuilding process by supporting local initiatives and promoting national ownership for sustainability.

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Durban: African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes , 2010. Vol. 10, no 1, 35-61 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-26623DiVA: diva2:796352
Available from: 2010-10-12 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved

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