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The TRC Contributions to Restorative Justice

Mofokeng, Tlhoki
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Just Peace? Peace Making and Peace Building for the New Millennium conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 24-28 April. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Centre for Justice and Peace Development.

Tlhoki Mofokeng assesses the role and results of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) with respect to forgiveness and justice in the face of the injustice and suffering inflicted on South African people and society during apartheid and the struggle against apartheid. After providing a summary of the socio-political context giving rise to the TRC, Mofokeng outlines the structure and mandate of the TRC. This leads to consideration of the TRC’s contributions to the recovery of truth, reconciliation, and healing in South Africa.


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