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Translating transitional justice: The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Title: Translating transitional justice: The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Author(s): Vella, Louise
Keywords: Solomon Islands;transitional justice;truth and reconciliation;peacebuilding;conflict
Date published: 2014
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
Citation: Vella, L. (2014). ‘Translating transitional justice: The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission. SSGM Discussion Paper 2014/2. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2014/2
Description: 
The Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was the first truth commission in the Pacific, established under the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act 20081 (TRC Act) in an effort to ‘promote national unity and reconciliation’ following the civil conflict which troubled the country between 1998 and 2003. The commission was publicly launched in 2008 by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Chair of the South African TRC, and officially began operations in 2010 for two years. The commission presented its five-volume final report to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in February 2012; however, the report has yet to be publicly released or presented to parliament, despite requirements in the Act to do so. The ongoing silence of the government led to the editor of the final report, long-term Solomon Islands resident Bishop Terry Brown, unofficially releasing the report electronically in early 2013. (First paragraph of introduction).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11757
ISSN: 1328-7854

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