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Putting a face on the past: Survivor-offender mediation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Hamber, Brandon
June 4, 2015

Source: (1995) Paper presented for a forum of the Survivor-Offender Mediation Project, held at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 February.

This document, presented by Carl Stauffer and Brandon Hamber at a forum in South Africa, is the product of dialogues held in South Africa, with various non-governmental organizations participating. The aim of dialogues was to discuss the concept of victim-offender mediation as a practical tool to assist the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) in dealing with the process of reconciliation. The paper provides a brief overview of victim-offender mediation, a proposed structure for survivor-offender mediation in the South African TRC context, and suggestions for implementing such mediation.


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