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Name: An Act to Establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia 2005.
Country: Liberia
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2005-06-10
Entry into force:
ISN: LBR-2005-L-85441
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Refworld, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-12-02)
Abstract/Citation: Establishes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Liberia. The objective of the TRC is to "promote national peace, security, unity and reconciliation by:
Investigating gross human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law as well as abuses that occurred, including massacres, sexual violations, murder, extra-judicial killings and economic crimes, such as the exploitation of natural or public resources to perpetuate armed conflicts, during the period January 1979 to October 14, 2003; determining whether these were isolated incidents or part of a systematic pattern; establishing the antecedents, circumstances factors and context of such violations and abuses; and determining those responsible for the commission of the violations and abuses and their motives as well as their impact on victims." (section 4)

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