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Report of the National Strategy Workshop on Reparations

Kimani, Simon
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Report of workshop held at the Parktonian Hotel, Johannesburg, 31 October.

In this paper, Simon Kimani reports on a workshop held at the Parktonian Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 October 2001. Timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, the workshop was hosted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. The subject of the workshop was consideration of a national strategy for reparations. Specific matters covered by the workshop were these: establishing the status, nature, and time-frames set by the government for implementation of final reparations; investigating how rights of victims should be balanced with amnesties granted to perpetrators; and creating a forum for information sharing and strategic planning by civil society on ways of implementing a broad reparations program in South Africa.


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