This Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP) facilitated a study tour for members of the Burundi parliament to South Africa, where they exchanged ideas and learned from experts—former commissioners and victims—in transitional justice from South Africa, Togo, Sierra Leone, and Ghana through live and virtual encounters to have a better understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.
Please join the community of Maine and Wabanaki people in a day of reflection, meditation, and prayer today. Tomorrow, with the seating of the Maine-Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), they will embark on a historic undertaking to uncover the truth, promote healing, and make recommendations for the best child welfare practices, while finding peaceful ways to move forward together.
Over 50 participants from nine countries gathered with members of the news media to listen to remarks for the opening ceremony and shared high expectations for the work during the three-day conference and of the eventual establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Burundi.
“Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons Learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions” conference will be opened with remarks from a representative of the Government of Burundi and a United Nations official. They will welcome participants and introduce the topic of transitional justice in Burundi.
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